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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Winter Chamber Music Series: From Darkness into Light

Program I: Suppression and Rebirth

$18 in advance; $22 at the door

Join us for two intimate, beautiful afternoons of classical music with the Aura Nova Ensemble, led by violinist Mark Singer. Ensemble members include Mark Singer, Daniel Weiser, Ina-Esther Joost, Ben-Sasson, and Viktor Khodyko. From Darkness into Light will trace musical history with performances of 19th century masterworks from Mendelssohn to several by contemporary American-Jewish composers. Let the musicians tell you the story about a sadder time when Jews were barred from musical and cultural life in Europe until the end of the 18th century. With the Nazi takeover of the German government in 1933, Jewish participation in musical culture came to a standstill. Continental Europe’s loss was Great Britain and America’s gain as many musicians found havens in these two countries. And thus, a musical masterpiece is created.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Melissa Blair

Jan 28 – Co-author of the new JHU Press book, “Washington and Baltimore Art Deco:  A Design History of Neighboring Cities,” will discuss art deco architecture in Baltimore.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company Presents an Evening of Improv Comedy

$25 in advance; $29 at the door

Co-presented with IMPACT at the Associated

The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. will create jaw-dropping, hilarious, improvised comedy before your very eyes. Founded by Amy Poehler of Saturday Night Live, you will marvel at the bravery and humanity and laugh at the hilarity of their professional wits. Our very own Baltimore Improv Group will open the show for the best improvisers in the country.  Your ticket to the show includes one complimentary craft beer, courtesy of another UCB, Baltimore’s Union Craft Brewing. This will be a night not to miss!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Doreen Bolger, Ph.D.

Feb 4 – Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the The Baltimore Museum of Art with the museum’s Director, Dr. Doreen Bolger.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.

Feb 11 – Based on three diaries kept from 1863-1865 this author and Assistant Professor at Loyola University describes the life of a free born 21 year old mulatto woman in her new book, “Notes from a Colored Girl:  The Civil War Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Jason Kalirai, Ph.D.

Feb 18 – Astrophysicist with JHU’s Space Telescope Science Institute will summarize a bold roadmap involving current and future NASA missions.

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3pm

Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, 3509 N. Charles St. (at University Parkway)

Stephen Mulligan, Conductor

Featured Works:

Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No 104 in D major

FREE concert. No tickets or reservations required. Donations welcome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Denny Lynch

Feb 25 – Photographer and former Baltimore City teacher will do a presentation on historic houses of worship of Baltimore.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Nancy Lefenfeld

Mar 4 – This author will discuss her book, “The Fate of Others,” the true story of a group of Jewish resisters living in France who in 1943 smuggled 24 convoys of Jewish children to Switzerland.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Free pre-concert talk, 7pm


Russell Steinberg: Cosmic Dust, HSO Co-Commission

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mére l’Oye)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Clipper Erickson, piano

Tickets:  $12 general; $10 for seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, non-JHU students, and Maryland State Employees; Free for JHU students

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