Lion Hearts: Batsheva’s Young Ensemble

October 2nd, 2015

When the dancers took their bows at the end of the 85-minute work on opening night (September 27), they received a standing ovation. In “Decadance”, the performers are the main event; their individuality is the subject, and the audience championed them.

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Never Play Chess With Pigeons

October 1st, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder I’ve been asked sign a bad performance review with a number of inaccuracies. Can I be fired if I don’t sign it? Or should I insist that it be amended to reflect the truth? Our Executive Director is very emotional and hard to deal with, […]

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Ettinger Drives Aida

September 30th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: September 30, 2015 MUNICH — Bavarian State Opera’s irredeemably banal 2009 Aida has been spiffed up and its awkward action scheme apparently restudied for a fall run here. Even so, the honors at Monday’s performance (Sept. 28) belonged firmly with the musicians, instrumental and vocal. Mannheim-based conductor Dan Ettinger exerted a […]

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J’accuse! A failure of American Musical Journalism.

September 25th, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead Here is the story: a young black conductor from Charleston, South Carolina just triumphed over 237 other candidates to win victory in one of the top conducting competitions in the world. This was on Sunday, September 20 at the competition in Besançon, France. He was just 23, seven to ten years younger […]

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Matt Haimovitz: Price of Music?

September 24th, 2015

As the found of a successful record label (Oxingale), cellist Matt Haimovitz is intimately familiar with the problems posed by streaming music services. In this segment with Noted Endeavors founders, Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, Matt posits that music should NOT be free as it degrades cultural appreciation. Music and art should be valued as […]

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Guillaume Tells

September 23rd, 2015

Post is under revision.

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Wanted: Artistic Director of a Ballet Company

September 21st, 2015

Two mid-size ballet companies in North America are in search of artistic directors. Gradimir Pankov is leaving his post at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens of Montreal after 15 years. John McFall is departing Atlanta Ballet after 20 years. In comparison to the majority of the 140-odd ballet troupes across the North American continent, which have minimal seasons and only a handful of dancers, Les Grands and Atlanta employ between 20 and 30 dancers and commission in-demand choreographers for their seasons and tours. So, what is required to helm a ballet company?

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Notes on Lahti’s Jubilant Sibelius Festival

September 17th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark I had the great pleasure of attending this year’s Sibelius Festival in Lahti, Finland, about an hour northwest of Helsinki. From August 31 to September 5 I heard all seven of the symphonies plus the early Kullervo Symphony, the Violin Concerto, and a number of shorter works. Chamber, solo, and vocal works […]

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A Tribute To Copyright Infringement

September 16th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder Could you please advise how a copyright application would be filed for a tribute musical of deceased popular singer? The show would consist of all of his songs. Would it be better to file it as a compilation or concert? Can all the songs be […]

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Drumroll for the Timpanist

September 16th, 2015

By: Frank Cadenhead Adrien Perruchon, 32, timpanist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, has received a scholarship awarded by the “Dudamel Fellowship Program” created by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is one of three young leaders awarded the Dudamel Fellowship for 2015/16 and is expected to conduct a concert of the […]

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