music listener education

The Philadelphia Orchestra – Rest In Peace?

How are we to digest the news that one of the greatest orchestras in the United States and the world has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection? How especially are…

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The More We Perceive…The More We Receive

My mentor Saul Feinberg once said those words in my presence. I nodded in assent, to which he added, “Feel free to use that.” I have and I do. Saul’s…

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The Good News

In 1960, when I left St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia and entered the local public school. . .Abraham Lincoln High School, populated by some 5,000 students grades eight through…

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Is Classical Music Dying?

A segment of the blogoshere is filled with discussion these days about what’s happening to classical music, often emphasizing the precarious financial condition in which professional classical music organizations currently…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 12 – Program Music

What is program music? It is music that has some “outside of the music” idea attached to it!

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What is Maullaria?

The term “Maullaria” was coined by a young student of mine in the early 1980s who had a T-Shirt made which stated: “I have Maullaria.” Amused, years later I decided…

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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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