Don’t Make Me Beat You With A Bassoon

I realized too late that I should have highlighted Sam Bergman’s Take A Friend To the Orchestra post I referenced in a post earlier this week. After all, aren’t you curious to know how begin bludgeoned to death with a bassoon, malfunctioning hearing aids, and why knowing too much about composers can be a bad thing? https://tafto.adaptistration.com/2005/05/11/200/

The Latest Take A Friend To The Orchestra Archive Update Is Live

Thanks to a recent tweet from Sam Bergman, I decided to comb through the Take A Friend To The Orchestra archives: Huh. Turns out @Adaptistration still has that piece up in the archives. Also, turns out I was 29. https://t.co/AFnbGzDSuG pic.twitter.com/QXhrXS8U3x — Sam Bergman (@violanorth) May 16, 2021 Turns out, it’s been four years since the site had a design update so I decided to put some time in over the …

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Get Empowered!

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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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