Noted Endeavors with Talea Ensemble: Getting Grants – How To Ask For Funding

October 21st, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview Elizabeth Weisser, violist and Alex Lipowski, percussionist, of Talea Ensemble. Committed to promoting new, groundbreaking music by commissioning and programming progressive works, Talea Ensemble allows audiences to gain exposure to new composers and to explore cutting edge music. Percussionist Alex Lipowski is the Executive Director and […]

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The Oblique Censor, Part 3 of 3

October 20th, 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. A public cannot clamor for […]

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Noted Endeavors with eighth blackbird: What Makes You Stand Out – Identify Then Brand It

October 14th, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors interview Matthew Duvall and Lisa Kaplan of the acclaimed new music ensemble, eighth blackbird. Combining “the finesse of a string quartet and the energy of a rock band,” this ensemble will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015. The three-time Grammy Award-winning group commissions new works from composers […]

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At the Majestic, in Casual Concert

October 10th, 2014

By Rebecca Schmid “This is not a minimalist piece,” announced Cameron Carpenter in onstage discussion of Terry Riley’s At the Royal Majestic, an organ concerto which made its German premiere with the Deutsches-Symphonie Orchester Berlin (DSO) at the Philharmonie on Oct.9. His feet laced up in knee-high converse sneakers, Carpenter proceeded to play an excerpt […]

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The Beauty of Nature (Trained and Untrained): A Schumacher Ballet Film

October 9th, 2014

Helene Davis, of Helene Davis PR, was good enough to send this short film, featuring Ashley Laracey and Harrison Coll in an excerpt from Dear and Blackbirds by Troy Schumacher. The excerpt appears to be shot in Colorado, or thereabouts… Ah, mountains, prairie and dark cumulous clouds. The statuesque dancers’ serious yet delicate interchanges mysteriously harmonize with the monumental landscape.

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Bring Out Your Dead!

October 9th, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I hired an attorney to create an LLC for me, but I wound up never using it. Recently, I was presented with another business opportunity, but I’d like to have an LLC to do this. Can I still use the original LLC […]

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Noted Endeavors with Eliran Avni: You Can’t Do This on Your Own – Building a Successful Team

October 7th, 2014

Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors inverview Eliran Avni, founder of Shuffle Concert. Pianist Eliran Avni was on the elliptical machine at the gym when his mp3 player jumped from a Pretenders song to the first movement of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, nearly causing him to lose his balance. That experience of extreme stylistic […]

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Ballet Goes to Broadway, Again

October 4th, 2014

The blogosphere is alive with news about the current forays of New York City ballet principal dancers Robert Fairchild, Megan Fairchild, and Tyler Peck into Broadway.

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10/3: Lechner and Couturier at the Rubin Museum

October 1st, 2014

German cellist Anja Lechner and French pianist Francois Couturier have collaborated for more than a decade on a variety of projects. Moderato Cantabile, their recorded debut as a duo, came out a couple of weeks ago on ECM Records. They celebrate its release in NYC on Friday, October 3rd at the Rubin Museum of Art (details/ticket info here). Moderato Cantabile is […]

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Plan On It!

October 1st, 2014

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.     We booked a tour for a folk/rock group that will be touring the US for the first time. It took a lot longer to get their visas approved because US Immigration kept asking for unreasonable things like background information on venues and festivals and even made us get […]

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