David Patrick Stearns Gets It

The 05/30/2007 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer published an excellent article by David Patrick Stearns which examines the dynamic value of free and subsidized cost classical music events…

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Sometimes, Change Goes Too Far

The Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung, was once said “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” Apparently, the powers-that-be at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution subscribe to that axiom as evidenced by their recent decision to eliminate the paper’s classical music critic…

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Happy Memorial Day

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Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Furthermore, take a moment to remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces. The United States Air Force Band The United States Army Band “The Presidents Own” United States …

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[3 Concerts + 474 Miles] x Alex Ross = Good Read

I’m up to my eyeballs in work today so no time for a regular post. Fortunately, Alex Ross recently completed a fantastic series of articles at his blog, The Rest Is Noise which chronicles his two day road trip to visit three orchestras (Indianapolis, Nashville, and Alabama). You can catch up on all the fun here: Prologue Day 1 Day 2 Epilogue