The official resource site for the Take A Friend To The Orchestra initiative received an update that ushers in a brand new landing page, enhanced media players for audio contributions, updated typography, and more. Going through all of the content instilled a renewed appreciation for just how much all of the volunteer contributors put into their work, and what an incredible collection it is! To my knowledge there isn’t a single resource out there that comes close to the scope and quality of content dedicated solely to providing insightful, motivating, and entertaining insight into the social aspect of concertgoing.
Although every contribution is worth exploring, a few have always maintained a special connection with me and it was a genuine treat to revisit them while updating the site: Alex Ross, Alex Shapiro, David J. Loehr, Elizabeth Lunday, Frank J. Oteri, George Daugherty, George Hunka, Jeremy Denk, Jonathan Becker, Matthew Guerrieri, Molly Sheridan, Sam Bergman, and William Eddins.
But that’s really just the tip of the iceberg, head over to the resource site and you’ll find more than 80 contributions categorized by year, contributor type, and author. And take a moment to post a comment here pointing out your favs and why you find them special.
In short, I can’t think of a better way to spend your time over the rest of the summer.Get Empowered