Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Lecture-Performance

Established in 1959 with a gift from the Louis and Henrietta Blaustein Foundation Inc., the Rosenberg Foundation honors the late Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg '21 and her late husband, Henry A. Rosenberg. Since 1960, the foundation has enriched the music program at Goucher College by funding the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Lecture-Performance. Each year, income from an endowment provided by the Rosenberg Foundation brings a musical group, performing artist, composer, or musicologist to the campus to present a free lecture and performance. The Rosenberg Foundation recently made an additional contribution to the fund that will continue the lecture-performance series for years to come.

Spring 2024

Cécile McLorin Salvant

An Evening With Cécile McLorin Salvant: The 62nd Annual Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Lecture Performance

February 24, 2024 // 7 p.m. // Kraushaar Auditorium

The 62nd Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Lecture-Performance presents the multiple Grammy Award- winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant in concert, followed by an in-depth on- stage interview with WYPR’s Tom Hall. General public, $30, Goucher students, faculty, and staff, free.

Cécile McLorin Salvant is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The Late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings.” Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant won the Thelonius Monk competition in 2010. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for three consecutive albums, “The Window,” “Dreams and Daggers,” and “For One To Love,” and was nominated for the award in 2014 for her album “WomanChild.” In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. “Ghost Song” , Salvant’s debut for Nonesuch Records, was released in March 2022 to critical acclaim, and has gone on to receive two Grammy Nominations.


Previous Rosenberg Artists

2023 The Branford Marsalis Quartet

2020 Septura Brass Septet 

2019 Anthony McGill

2018 Concert Artists of Baltimore, Edward Polochick, Artistic Director

2017 New York Voices

2016 Ray Chen

2015 Alessio Bax

2014 Eddie Palmieri

2013 Canadian Brass

2012 Simone Dinnerstein

2011 Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet

2010 Leon Fleisher

2009 Nathan Gunn

2008 Wu Man

2006 Joe Lovano Quartet

2005 Cyrus Chestnut Trio

2004 Eugenia Zukerman

2003 Misha and Cipa Dichter

2002 Susanne Mentzer

2001 Mendelssohn String Quartet

2000 Paula Robison

1999 Vladimir Feltsman

1998 Christopher Parkening

1997 Horacio Gutiérrez

1996 Billy Taylor Trio

1995 Garrick Ohlsson

1994 Emanuel Ax

1993 Jean-Pierre Rampal

1992 Andre Watts

1990 Marilyn Horne

1990 Lynn Harrell

1989 Victor Borge

1988 Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

1987 Yo-Yo Ma

1986 Roberta Peters

1985 Beaux Arts Trio

1984 Max Morath

1983 Julius Rudel, Philip Glass, Jacquelyn Silver, and Gwendolyn Bradley

1981 Juilliard String Quartet

1980 Beverly Sills

1980 Isaac Stern

1978 Gunther Schuller

1976 Yehudi Menuhin

1976 Mstislav Rostropovich

1974 Marilyn Horne

1973 Boris Goldovsky

1972 Jennie Tourel

1970 Erich Leinsdorf

1969 Milton Babbitt and Anna Sokolow

1968 Ravi Shankar

1967 Ernst Krenek

1966 Michael Tippett

1964 Aaron Copland

1963 Aaron Copland

1962 Virgil Thomson

1961 Nadia Boulanger

1960 75 Years of American Music with Roger Sessions, Wallingford Riegger, William Austin, and Chamber Concert Orchestra under the direction of Elliot Galkin