« Bach Concert Series presents earnest performance of B Minor Mass | Main | The battle is just beginning if Detroit Symphony strike is really over »

April 4, 2011

Baltimore School for the Arts alum Andrew Grams returns to conduct student concert

Among the successful alum of the Baltimore School for the Arts is conductorAndrew Grams.

His career has taken him to the podiums of the Cleveland Orchestra (he was assistant conductor there for three years), the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and many more.

Grams, who graduated from the school in 1995 and went on to study at Curtis and Juilliard, is back in Baltimore to lead advanced orchestra students at the School for the Arts in a concert Tuesday evening.

The program includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, along with an overture by Mozart, a Slavonic Dance by Dvorak, a Romance by Bruch, Ravel's "Mother Goose" Suite and more.

The performance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 712 Cathedral St. $5 for students; $10 for adults. Call 443-642-5167 or check out the school's Web site.


Posted by Tim Smith at 5:40 PM | | Comments (0)

Post a comment

All comments must be approved by the blog author. Please do not resubmit comments if they do not immediately appear. You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address. Comments may be republished in print, but we will not publish your e-mail address. Our full Terms of Service are available here.

Verification (needed to reduce spam):

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.
Note: Tim Smith now writes about the fine arts at This blog will be kept in place as an archive for an indefinite period. Please visit the new location to get the latest Mid-Atlantic arts coverage.
View the Artsmash blog

Baltimore Sun coverage
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop
Famous faces in classical music
Sign up for FREE entertainment alerts
Get free Sun alerts sent to your mobile phone.*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for nightlife text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Weekend Watch newsletter
Plan your weekend with's best events, restaurant and movie reviews, TV picks and more delivered to you every Thursday for free.
See a sample | Sign up

Most Recent Comments
Stay connected