Sensuous Curves…On and In a Building

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

too darn hotIt all came together in Baltimore the other night:  the flowing curves of the architecture, the soaring tunes of Cole Porter, and the appreciation of women in music.

 

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Founded in the early 20th century, the BSO is recognized as a world-class music organization. The Meyerhoff was opened in 1982 specifically to showcase music performances. There are no flat walls or 90-degree angles in the hall, and every surface, including the giant screw heads on the ceiling, was designed and tuned to present performances from the stage with clarity and warmth.

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Inside and out, the building combines a massive presence with a feeling of openness thanks to soaring walls of glass that let light into the lobby. And that musical crab? He'sone of the many Maryland crab statues painted during a competition a couple of years ago to help promote Baltimore. The Meyerhoff is near the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the neighborhood has many outdoor sculptures.

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Just as the building made history when it opened, the Orchestra made history in 2005 when it appointed Marin Alsop as the next Music Director. Alsop became the first female conductor of a major American Orchestra. Though her term as Music Director starts with the 2008 season, she has already been active and conducted many concerts. The BSO Magazine, Overture, spotlights the accomplishments of women in classical music in its current issue.

tuning upFor our Superpops concert, Jack Everly conducted the orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in a wonderful collection of Cole Porter tunes like "It's Too Darn Hot," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Anything Goes." It was a delightful evening with good music in a great building.

 

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It's lovely, it must be beautiful inside whether it's day or night.  I love the Met here in NY as well!  Thanks for the pictures.
May 14, 2007 02:25 PM #1
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Margaret~ Such a beautiful photo essay..Oh please do post it on over to the ECO-All-Stars, too!
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This is beautiful Margaret, my wife is a singer, I bet her voice would sound awesome in there. Love your photos and post!!   :-) Thanks for sharing.
May 14, 2007 05:35 PM #3
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Carole, I t is a beautiful building! No one even asked questioned my taking the pictures. My husband likes to arrive early, to get the best paring spaces and I found a way to use that extra time.

janeAnne, Thanks, I will post it to the ECO-All-Stars.

Brad, Bring your wife to Baltimore, let's find out. My daughter is an accompanist. Let's put the two together!

May 14, 2007 10:24 PM #4
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That is a beautiful building, but that crab really made me smile!  :o)
May 14, 2007 10:28 PM #5
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This is a great Localism piece, Margaret.  What a great building.  What was your favorite event that you attended there?
May 15, 2007 12:02 AM #6
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Sarah, When I saw the crab, I just knew YOU would love it.

Chris,  Thanks, it is a great building.  One of our favorites was The 3 Mo' Tenors.

Our company had our awards ceremony there one year.That was really special.

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Thanks for the invite Margaret. When we can make it to Baltimore, my wife would love to accompany your daughter. I bet they'd sound awesome together, in or out of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.  :-)

May 15, 2007 02:15 AM #8
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Brad,

Tell me about your wife's singing. My daughter is the accompianist for the Baltimore Opera.

May 15, 2007 04:57 AM #9
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Beautiful pictures of a beautiful building.  Hopefully you have this posted in Localism!?!?!
May 15, 2007 08:22 AM #10
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Thanks Cynthia and yes you can find this post on Localism.
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CONGRATULATIONS, Today...You have won the Welcome as the Flowers in May-
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Your photo essay with your own photos/graphics and original text ·1)   invites audience connection,·2)      educates, inspires,·3) delivers humor, wit, enthusiasm...·4) generates discussion,·5) recognizes "giving back", "paying forward" "  responsible stewardship", ·6)       AND ***  tells a story .from the  perspective of a day-in-the-life of- a REALTOR®   (or real estate related occupation.)

Here's an example of an article that makes me look forward to dropping in for a visit at Active Rain...and staying for a while!

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May 15, 2007 04:45 PM #12
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Thank You, janeAnne, I am honored to receive YOUR gold star. Check this  out

 

gold stars: Please Don't Throw Me Any More Gold Stars -

 

 And thank you Cynthia for pointing out Localism. Had to do a bit more to get it to show up!

May 15, 2007 05:07 PM #13
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Nice Job, Margaret.  Baltimore is a great city and you're helping it get positive exposure.
May 16, 2007 06:37 AM #14
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Thanks Jeff! Let me know if you are in the Baltimore area. Manheim is probably not much more than an hour away.
May 16, 2007 11:43 AM #15
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This post was just featured in the Localism Week In Review May 12-19, 2007

May 19, 2007 07:48 AM #16
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You had me at sensuous curves....
May 19, 2007 09:08 AM #17
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Thank You Colleen, much appreciated.

Chris, THis is a very sensuous building!

May 19, 2007 02:09 PM #18
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Margaret - don't know how I missed this one earlier, but glad I found it. I love buildings with curves, from this to adobe. I like houses with rounded corners, too, instead of right angles. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of a beautiful building.
May 30, 2007 10:14 AM #19
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Hi Sharon, Congratulations on being  the number one Active Rainer. You have maintained the position for quite a while! Way to go! You are a winner.

Thanks for your encouragement and support!

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