Last Minute Stocking Stuffer – Sing Thee Nowell

December 20th, 2014

Congratulations to New York Polyphony for receiving their second Grammy nomination for a Christmas CD, Sing Thee Nowell (BIS). It includes pieces from the Renaissance, traditional holiday classics, and new compositions by Andrew Smith, John Scott, and Michael McGlynn. Like all of their previous CDs, the programmed works are superlatively performed and thoughtfully interpreted. Last […]

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Presenting: What’s In A Name?

December 18th, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    I work for a small performing arts organization which performs each year in a tax-payer funded, non-traditional space. The venue makes itself available for rental as an event space. In the past, we have been allowed to pay them a reduced rental rate in exchange for a full-page ad […]

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Noted Endeavors with Flutronix: How to Self-Publish Your Music

December 16th, 2014

Talk about flute star power! Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview the innovative ensemble, Flutronix. Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull are two remarkable flutists who have created Flutronix. The duo has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals.” Both […]

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Schultheiß Savors the Dvořák

December 13th, 2014

By ANDREW POWELL Published: December 13, 2014 MUNICH — Old Czech melodies and a nagging Russian motto infused Gianandrea Noseda’s debut program Nov. 18 with the busy Bavarian State Orchestra. Perhaps inevitably, the audience registered satisfaction. In the Dvořák Violin Concerto (1879), soloist and first concertmaster David Schultheiß stressed lyricism and generally took his time. […]

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New Hall for Munich?

December 11th, 2014

By ANDREW POWELL Published: December 11, 2014 MUNICH — Could leaders here finally be moving ahead with a sorely needed new concert hall? Plans and sketches released this morning indicate progress on what has been an excruciatingly slow drive to supplement, or really supplant, the small Herkulessaal and hideous Gasteig venues. As presented today, the […]

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Noted Endeavors with Eric Jacobsen: Choosing Repertoire Carefully and Collectively

December 10th, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors talk with Eric Jacobsen about choosing repertoire. Hailed by the New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative programming projects. As co-founder and Music Director of the adventurous orchestra The Knights and […]

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Tre Voci

December 5th, 2014

Tre Voci Works by Debussy, Takemitsu, and Gubaidulina Marina Piccinini, Flute; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Sivan Magen, harp ECM New Series CD 2345   One of his last completed works, Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1915) has been variously construed as a crystallization of Impressionism into a neoclassical mold, a nod to Debussy’s […]

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Peter Lieberson on Bridge

December 5th, 2014

Music of Peter Lieberson Volume 3 Piano Concerto No. 3 Viola Concerto Stephen Beck, piano; Roberto Diaz, viola; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo, conductor   Peter Lieberson (1946-2011) was a composer capable of creating affecting works in a wide range of styles. He was well known for collaborations with his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; […]

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Is There A Showcase Visa Exception?

December 4th, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have arranged for one of our foreign groups to perform a showcase at the upcoming APAP conference in New York. Will they need artist visas? Obviously, we’d like to avoid that time and expense. The artists are all from Europe and could enter as […]

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Selling the Arts

December 3rd, 2014

By: Frank Cadenhead The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden is only the most recent to publish their economic value to the world. In 2013, they say, the Festspielhaus activities brought 49 million Euros to the town of Baden-Baden. This amount is from a study requested by the city’s mayor Margret Mergen and the managing director of the […]

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