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Turned Off or Turned On?

In his article for Music Australia entitled: What’s Turning Young People Off Classical Music Concerts? Graham Strahle poses the question “. . .what are the barriers that seem to be…

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Mickey Mouse & Mozart

. . .one of my longer rants. Professional symphony orchestras in the United States face an annual challenge that we refer to in jest, belying the utter seriousness of the…

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Secrets of Conducting

We know what you’re thinking! Who is “we?” We conductors know what many audience members are thinking when you attend our performances. From your perspective, it looks like a lion…

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A Re-Write ~ Published Originally As: Weathering Life’s Storms

“Devastating, terrifying, catastrophic, lethal. . .all these adjectives and more were used to describe the effects of Hurricane Sandy that pounded the northeastern United States in the fall of 2012….

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Classical Beatles

The WQXR* blog post Timeline: The Beatles Meet Classical Music contains a lot of interesting information regarding the evolution of The Beatles’ creative process that ultimately led them to integrate…

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How Can We Understand Classical Music?

Laura Phillips Ward, who maintains The Discovery Orchestra’s twitter account @AhaClassical, recently forwarded me a tweet from Sweden! “How can I understand classical music I guess is the question.” This…

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It was a very well done presentation, the featured music and lesson were outstanding and, while I am 2,400 miles away, I would like to contribute to the orchestra…Thanks again for a great event!

— Two to Tango Gala at Home (virtual) attendee

 

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