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Yesterday’s post referencing the Take A Friend To The Orchestra program ended up inspiring me to take a spin through some of my favorite contributions. For readers who have joined since after the program went into stasis after 2013 but for nine years’ prior, the Take A Friend To The Orchestra project featured more than a dozen critics, bloggers, musicians, classical music enthusiasts, and administrators writing about how average patrons throughout …

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Forget Walking A Mile In Their Shoes, Try A Stream Of New Concertgoer Inner Monologue

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There’s an entertaining and thought-provoking article in the 1/7/2017 edition of The New Yorker by Kirk J. Rudell that provides an exclusive broadcast of his inner monologue as a first-time concertgoer. There is no shortage of amusing entries in his attendee stream of consciousness but the entire exercise reminded me of a Take A Friend To the Orchestra project from 2005 that featured taking a first timer concertgoer to his first …

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Get Your Social Event Groove On

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From 2005 through 2013, during the month of April, the Take A Friend To The Orchestra project featured more than a dozen critics, bloggers, musicians, classical music enthusiasts, and administrators writing about how average patrons throughout the country can invite friends who don’t regularly participate in live music events to a performance in your area. The program is on furlough for a few seasons but that doesn’t mean the 83 contributions …

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Take A Friend To The Orchestra Gets A Facelift

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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 …

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There’s a Downside To Success

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Simply put, business is booming. Back in January I published an article about the growth going on within The Venture Platform segment of my business and since then, the rate of increase has only picked up; moreover, a similar uptick in non-tech related consulting work kicked in shortly after the New Year. The only downside to this is a reduced amount of time to dedicate toward some of the long standing …

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