Julia Marciari-Alexander: Keeping The Walters Musuem Hip; Award Winning Bass Clarinetist Tood Marcus
When Julia Marciari-Alexander was appointed the director of the Walters Art Museum in 2013, she was the first in a changing of the guard that continues to take place in several of Baltimore’s major arts institutions, including the Walters, MICA, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. This change comes at a time in which the dire consequences of racial and economic inequality were laid bare by violence last year. As we await a verdict on Monday in the trial of Officer Edward Nero, a conversation with Julia Marciari Alexander about what the city’s venerable arts institutions can do to bridge the divide in Charm City.
Then, the award-winning bass clarinetist Todd Marcus has been on the ground in Sandtown -Winchester for years, but he’s flying high on the national stage. He joins Tom in-studio to talk about a concert he’s playing this weekend with jazz legend Don Byron.