Noted Endeavors Interviews Eric Jacobsen: From Friendraising to Fundraising

September 30th, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview Eric Jacobsen. Recently appointed Music Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, cellist Eric Jacobsen is co-founder, along with his violinist brother, Colin, of Brooklyn Rider, the genre-defying string quartet. The Knights, an orchestra of friends from a broad spectrum of the New York music world, evolved […]

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Wagner, Duke of Erl

September 29th, 2014

By ANDREW POWELL Published: September 29, 2014 ERL — Nothing tests funding for the musical arts like Der Ring des Nibelungen. Then again, nothing cements a support base so decisively. Take this Austrian village of 1,452 souls and several hundred brown cows, where the eighth Ring cycle in sixteen years turned smoothly Aug. 1, 2 […]

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When Non-Payment Is A Crime

September 24th, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder Our group got a bad check from a venue for a performance. We called them and they sent us a new check, but that bounced, too. Now they won’t return our phone calls. Is there anything we can do? Many venues, especially smaller non-profits, wrongly […]

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The Oblique Censor, Part 2 of 3

September 23rd, 2014

By James Conlon The following post is adapted from James Conlon’s Keynote Address at the symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences” on August 9, 2014 presented by the Ziering-Conlon Initiative at the Colburn school with the cooperation of the Orel Foundation.  Is it justified to speak […]

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Noted Endeavors Interviews Paola Prestini: How to Create an Effective Board of Directors

September 23rd, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview Paola Prestini. Prestini is a composer, producer, entrepreneur, and teacher who balances her own artistic endeavors while running several companies – VisionIntoArt and Original Music Workshop in Brooklyn. Her cross disciplinary projects, residencies, and collaborations bring disparate points of view together and redefine boundaries. She says, […]

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Engage Your Audiences with Social Media

September 16th, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview David Handler and Justin Kantor, co-founders of Le Poisson Rouge. Le Poisson Rouge is a music venue and multimedia art cabaret in New York City founded in 2008 by David Handler and Justin Kantor on the former site of The Village Gate. Handler and Kantor, both […]

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Dance as a Luxury Product: the Post 9/11 Environment

September 16th, 2014

The Slovak National Dance Congress 2014 recently asked me to speak about the state of New York City dance. Since I’ve been living in New York City on and off since 1979, I felt up to the task. In the following slides (which have been converted into a movie), I tease out the changes that have occurred for New York City concert dancers following 9/11. What I found most striking (and dismaying) in my research was that the U.S. capital of Terpsichore is increasingly recognizing dancers and dance organizations not as the obvious—as artists and art groups—but as brands for luxury consumption.

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The World’s Greatest Living Conductor?

September 13th, 2014

By: Frank Cadenhead “Georges Prêtre? Wasn’t he Maria Callas’ favorite conductor? He’s still alive?” This is frequently the reaction in the English-speaking world to a name which is now iconic in Vienna. Prêtre, who celebrated his 90th birthday just 33 days ago, was in the news this week because his broken thigh bone, from a […]

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Musikfest Berlin takes German Focus

September 11th, 2014

By Rebecca Schmid The annual 20th-century music festival Musikfest Berlin (Sept.2-22) this year undertook the ambitious agenda of exploring the evolution of the orchestra from Brahms and Strauss to Lachenmann and Widmann. Intriguing programs have emerged at the Philharmonie, with a roster of guest ensembles ranging from the Munich Philharmonic to the Cleveland Orchestra alongside […]

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The Recipe For Confusion

September 11th, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We obtained a three year O-1 visa for one of our artists. We are the artist’s agent and served as his petitioner. A large venue wants to book the artist, but they are insisting that, according to their finance department, they cannot pay us as […]

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