Lynn Harrell Has Entered The Building

Inside The Arts continues to grow and today marks the launch of its latest blog so welcome Lynn Harrell, world renowned cello soloist. Lynn’s new blog, There’s Always Room For Cello, will serve as an outlet for him to share 40 years worth of experiences along with his observations and outlook on the rapidly changing world of classical music as well as serve as a conduit for regular interaction with readers through comments…

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Hang ‘Em By His Castanets!

For those of us who work at the business end of classical music, discussions about non-artistic components of the concert experience come up all the time. If you’re a regular Adaptistration reader, you know that we examine those issues on a regular basis and my opinion is that there are more non-artistic reasons behind most declines in concert attendance than artistic reasons. As such, it tends to catch me off guard when stakeholders within the business fail to take advantage of useful non-artistic criticisms simply because they are intertwined with uncomplimentary artistic observations…

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It was bound to happen at some point after moving to Chicago but I’m spending the day in a Cook County Circuit Court today along with my fellow Cook County registered voter citizens for jury duty cattle call. Nonetheless, this might be a worthwhile happenstance as it convinced me to postpone what was originally scheduled for today’s post in order to set up a little experiment…

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Keys To Creativity: Avoid The Middlemen

The first installment in this series will examine chapter five of Hugh MacLeod’s book Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity, he declares “If your business plan depends on suddenly being discovered by some big shot, you plan will probably fail.” Of all the chapters in MacLeod’s book, this is perhaps one of the most flexible and I found myself interpreting the same material differently depending on which perspective I adopted…

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