Another Name For The TAFTO Contributor List

Joining the discussions surrounding the Take a Friend to Orchestra program in May is none other than William Eddins, the newly appointed music director for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  Bill is a rising start in the world of conducting, and he has a sincerely unique outlook on the future of classical music.   There have been numerous articles in the media throughout the U.S. and Canada about Bill in recent months; …

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TAFTO Continues To Take Shape

I published an article today at The Partial Observer which examines some of the fundamental purpose behind the importance of enabling patrons to help cultivate the audience of tomorrow. A number of contributions from the special guest writers have begun arriving at my email door and I have to say they are really top notch pieces, much better than I even knew they would be.  If, after hearing from these folks, …

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Take A Friend To Orchestra Update

Preparations for Take a Friend to Orchestra month are in full swing.  There are a few more names to add to the existing list of guest contributors: Paul Bailey: Musician & composer Henry Fogel: President, American Symphony Orchestra League Kyle Gann: Composer, musicologist, and music critic; The Village Voice Frank Manheim: Knowledgeable nonprofessional classical music activist Charles Noble: Assistant principal violist, Oregon Symphony & classical music blogger Plus there’s a few …

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