Even Marathons Have To End

Good news in Phoenix as the Arizona Opera Company and the Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians’ Association reached a tentative agreement on Sunday, 3/9/2008. The 12 month long negotiation reached a critical point last month when both sides approved a side letter to the agreement which guarantees the Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians right of first refusal for all productions through the 2011/12 season. The first two years in the three year contract …

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Scanning The Dial: Inside The Arts’ Newest Blog

Inside The Arts continues to grow and today marks the launch of its latest blog. Broadcast veterans Mike Janssen and Marty Ronish fill a void in the cultural blogosphere by exploring the field of classical music broadcasting at Scanning The Dial . What does the future hold for classical music on the radio? Where is radio falling short, and where can it leap forward? In an era of iPods, XM, and …

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Conductor Smack Down! – Dress Codes

The dynamic duo over at Sticks and Drones have come up with a fascinating new series they call “Conductor Smack Down!” In this series, blog authors Bill Eddins and Ron Spigelman square off over specific issues while allowing readers to take sides or take issue via comments. In the inaugural Smack Down, Bill and Ron tackle issues related to dress codes and concert attire: Read Bill’s Article Read Ron’s Article