Some Early Views In Nashville

I’m happy to report that I’m right in the middle of one of the happiest places in the American classical music scene right now: Nashville, TN. I’m here to cover the opening of what I don’t doubt is one of the most significant events in this business over the past decade: the opening of the $120 million Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After my first day on-site all I have to say so far is wow…

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Maybe They Stand So Much Because Their Butts Are Asleep

[Note: seeing that most people were off for Labor Day, I’ve left yesterday’s post in place for today]
The Partial Observer published an article of mine today that examines the issue of concert length. Like many things in this business, math is not an absolute and a two hour concert is rarely 120 minutes in length. But why are the majority of orchestras in this business so hell bent on the two hour concert format?…

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