David Harrington: Advice for Musicians? Make Lists!

April 30th, 2016

Kronos Quartet founder and 1st violinist David Harrington says that he doesn’t like to give advice. But, in this Noted Endeavors video, David offers profound advice for anyone embarking on a new endeavor. Also featuring Kronos managing director, Janet Cowperthwaite, and Noted Endeavors’ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson. Stay tuned for more vidoes with David […]

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Termination For Convenience

April 28th, 2016

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon written notice to the other party. If this Agreement is terminated before the performance, the University shall […]

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Budget Tours Take a Hit in France

April 26th, 2016

By: Frank Cadenhead Touring performing arts groups, usually orchestras and ballet companies from Eastern Europe, are a common part of each season in cities and towns throughout France and Europe. They usually feature standard repertory appealing to mass audiences and often have names which seem impressive but, under closer inspection, are of questionable importance. Is […]

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Paris Protesters Seek a “New World”

April 24th, 2016

By: Frank Cadenhead There is an ongoing protest movement called Nuit Debout in Paris and in other cities around France. Like “Occupy Wall Street” is is mainly frustrated young people. The name “Nuit debout” has been translated into English as “Up All Night”, “Standing Night”, or “Rise up at night.” Young people in the thousands […]

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500 Years of Pure Beer

April 23rd, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 23, 2016 MUNICH — Before there was Food Babe, there was Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria (reign 1508–1550), a man who valued good music and liked his beer free of nettles, sawdust, roots, and other 16th-century “adjuncts,” as unwelcome food ingredients are now termed. Wilhelm made musical history in 1523 […]

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Petrenko Hosts Petrenko

April 22nd, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 22, 2016 MUNICH — Vasily Petrenko’s debut at Bavarian State Opera this weekend prompts a glance at two Russian-born, modestly profiled conductors who have built distinct careers in Western Europe while sharing a last name. The guest from Liverpool will lead Boris Godunov, last revived two years ago by company […]

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90 Years and Counting: The Martha Graham Dance Company

April 17th, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th anniversary season (April 14-18) at New York City Center opened with Graham’s Night Journey (1947) and closed with her Cave of the Heart (1946). In between these masterworks, about Greek tragedy heroines, was a world premiere by the experimentalist Marie Chouinard and the last proscenium work that the venerable Swedish choreographer Mats Ek said that he would ever make. Considering that Chouinard’s Inner Resources reads like an uninspired group of teenage competition dancers trying to look avant-garde and Ek’s Axe was both terrifying and beautiful, it is a tragedy that Ek will not be making more dances for the stage and that Chouinard will.

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Nadia Sirota: Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

April 8th, 2016

Violist Nadia Sirota has created several wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns. Here, Nadia shares ideas with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about fundraising videos, ask amounts, and how to create a winning projects. “A one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), violist Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing […]

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Matt Haimovitz: Questions to Ask When Starting an Endeavor

April 1st, 2016

Cellist extraordinaire Matt Haimovitz presents the questions that any new endeavor needs to ask itself in this short but profound video with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors. Haimovitz made his debut in 1984, at the age of 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17 he made his […]

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Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

March 31st, 2016

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and, unfortunately, we could not reach an agreement. In my three years of working as a self-presenting artist, it was […]

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