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February 12, 2010

Another Clef Notes free BSO concert ticket giveaway, with a catch


Please excuse the short notice, dear bloggie brethren, but I've got two pairs of tickets to a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert with music director Marin Alsop, and I'll give them to the first two people who request them. (These are courtesy of the marketing folks at Baltimore Sun Media Group.) Just be sure to fill out your email address when you use the comment section to post your request, so I can contact you.

There is one tiny little catch. These tickets are for

Saturday MORNING's program -- Feb. 13 -- at the Meyerhoff. But, hey, if you've been stuck at home because of the snow, you should be ready to jump at any opportunity for diversion. And I'll make it a little easier by putting the tickets at Will Call for you.

This BSO "Casual Concert" at 11 a.m. Saturday features "Ansel Adams: America," composed by jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his son Chris; this multi-media work will include the projection of some Adams photographs. Rounding out the program is the vivid symphony from 1934 that Paul Hindemith created out of music from his opera "Mathis der Maler."

Posted by Tim Smith at 2:41 PM | | Comments (2)


I'd like them!

And you shall have them. Thanks for responding. TIM

I would love the Ansel Adams
America tickets. Thanks

Congrats. You're our second incredibly lucky winner, whose life is about to be changed. Thanks for playing. TIM

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About Tim Smith
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I couldn't help but develop a keen interest in politics, but music, theater and visual art also proved great attractions. Music became my main focus after high school. I thought about being a cocktail pianist, but I hated taking requests, so I studied music history instead, earning a B.A. in that field from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, N.Y.) and an M.A. from Occidental College (Los Angeles). I then landed in journalism. After freelancing for the Washington Post and others, I was classical music critic for the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida, where I also contributed to NPR. I've written for the New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and other publications, and I'm a longtime contributor to Opera News. My book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music (Perigee, 2002), can be found on the most discerning remainder racks.

I joined the Baltimore Sun as classical music critic in 2000 and, in 2009, also became theater critic, giving me the opportunity to annoy a whole new audience. In 2010, my original Clef Notes blog expanded to encompass a theatrical component -- how could I resist calling it Drama Queens? I hope you'll find both sides of this blog coin worth exploring and reacting to; your own comments are always welcome and valued (well, most of them, at least).

Think of this as your open-all-hours, cyber green room, where there's always a performer or performance to discuss, some news to digest, or maybe just a little good gossip to share.
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