Editor’s note: This article is part of a three-part series. For an explainer on Baltimore Club music, click or tap here. For an explainer on visual art, click or tap here. Like any art form, classical music becomes more approachable and rewarding the more you learn about it. And that doesn’t require formal study. It just involves getting familiar with a few of the primary building blocks used in classical music, because structure is as important in this genre as in architecture.
You don’t need an art history degree to get the most out of a museum-going experience. You don’t need to be a DJ to enjoy a Baltimore Club track. And you don’t need to be a classically trained musician to follow along with a piece performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. But there’s no doubt that these art forms can be intimidating. We broke down a specific work in each category so you can experience visual art, classical music and Baltimore Club like an expert.
It isn’t always easy to get some good old suspense going in a theater, let alone keep intensifying the edginess. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaption of the Susan Hill novel “The Woman in Black” makes things even tougher by reducing the forces to a mere two actors and relying more on narrative than action for impact. But this play — technically, a play within a play — has the fright stuff, which helps explain why a production of “The Woman in Black” has been running for 28 years in London.
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