Blast Off!

Jonathan Jensen isn’t just a bassist in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he’s a terrific composer and arranger. He leveraged the latter skills to write Blast Off!, an anthem for the US Space Force, and posted a video of him performing the work on Facebook. It went viral the same day; at the time this article was written, it racked up 157k views and 3.7k shares. Regardless where you fall on the …

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So Funny. So Dark.

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Given the flood of somber headlines this week, I wanted to intentionally post something light because we could all probably use a smile about now. Last May, I pointed out the @ArtsAdminsSay twitter account and since then, it…has…exploded in popularity. Racking up more followers each day, it has 3,261 at the time this article was written. On a per tweet basis, it averages more likes, RTs, and replies than those from the …

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#TBT It’s like “Things That Make You Go Buh?!?” But For Twitter

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One more thing to add in the “I wish I thought of that” file is the new @ArtsAdminsSay twitter account. It’s barely two days old and is already racking up followers. Better still, it’s wallowing in love from arts admin followers and with an endorsement like this, I dare you to not follow: I just started following every person that follows @artsadminssay, because if you're this hip to such an utterly …

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Orchestra Mission Statements In The Worst Fonts Of All Time

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Joe Patti keeps sucking me in with his headlines and yesterday’s post was no exception: Probably The Only Time Comic Sans Is Appropriate In A Planning Document. If I’m being honest, I didn’t even read the rest of the article because it made me wonder what actual orchestra mission statements look like in some of the worst fonts of all time. And that’s all I needed to go down that rabbit …

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Do You Like Paganini? Do You Like Cats? Then You’re Going To Love This

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Adorable pets can sell anything and during a time when the cat video is king, it makes perfect sense to bring those together to help promote classical music; in this instance, Paganini. Violin soloist Augustin Hadelich has an upcoming album of Paganini Caprices and part of that project included making an animated short featuring his cartoon doppelganger performing Caprice No. 17 for a group of adorable kitties. Hadelich worked with director Paul Glickman and …

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