Although I had the opportunity to meet a number of wonderful folks (you know who you are) during my recent trip to NYC for the Nashville Symphony’s Spring For Music concert it was a sincere pleasure to bump into Frank J. Oteri. Regular readers and culture blog denizens are likely well aware of Frank and his work at NMBX (NewMusicBox) but if he’s someone that isn’t on your radar, then you should set aside some time this week and remedy that condition.
Since you’re already here, you might as well begin at this point and working your way out. In 2007, Frank provided one of my personal favorite Take A Friend To The Orchestra contributions and prior to that, when I was still writing Neo Classical, we did a Q&A session that was subsequently published as a profile piece.
Beyond that, Frank’s not very difficult to find; whether it is related to his nearly endless stream of articles at NMBx or his composing.
And yes, Nashville’s concert was terrific. I’m a huge Percy Grainger fan and it was a sincere teat to hear them perform The Warriors.