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

Cat and the Fiddle

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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#TBT How To Succeed At Artistic Planning Without Really Trying

Orchestra Artistic Planning Visualized 2018

I can’t begin to express how satisfying it is to see so many readers connecting with Rob Deemer’s guest author article earlier this week announcing the official release of the Women Composers Database. I have no doubt it will go a long way toward improving the representation of women composers in mainstream artistic programming. Hopefully, it will help the field see less programming that resembles artistic decision making along the lines of …

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Here It Is, Your Holiday Moment Of Zen

Holiday Moment Of Zen

You know it, you love, it, and it just isn’t the holiday season without it: The Messiah Organist Meltdown. If this holiday classic is new to you, give it moment and hang in there until the end; I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s 0:43 of unfiltered Messiah goodness.

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