Harry Partch from the Source

July 31st, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark There is nothing hum-drum about the annual Lincoln Center Festival. Festival Director Nigel Redden likes to take chances, scouring the globe during off-summer months for new takes on traditional works in all the performing arts, balanced by newer works for which the word “unique” was invented. One of the latter was an […]

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Matt Haimovitz with Noted Endeavors: The Birth of Alternative Performance Spaces

July 29th, 2015

Matt Haimovitz is redefining what it means to be a musician in the twenty-first century. In this segment with Noted Endeavors founders, Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, Matt tells the story of how he started the movement of classical musicians performing at alternative venues. Haimovitz made his debut in 1984, at the age of 13, […]

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Petrenko to Extend in Munich

July 24th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 24, 2015 MUNICH — Bavarian State Opera has confirmed by phone it will announce a contract extension for Kirill Petrenko before the start of next season, in September. With the month of August being a house holiday, the news could come as early as next week when the company’s annual […]

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Jon Vickers on the Met’s Sirius XM

July 20th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark NOT TO BE MISSED! This week, the Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to the late Jon Vickers by devoting its entire programming on Sirius XM to archival broadcasts featuring the great Canadian tenor. The second opera I ever heard live was this Peter Grimes, and I was fortunate to attend at least one […]

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A Faust for our Times

July 14th, 2015

By Rebecca Schmid “If opera wants to find the connection to ‘great theater’ again, it has to adopt a flexible form that represents new theater’s most valuable qualities,” wrote Kurt Weill in 1929, one year after the Threepenny Opera premiered at Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. A recent visit to that very theater for the Berliner Ensemble […]

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When Is A Plumber Worth More Than A Violinist?

July 9th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    We spent a lot of money making a CD to promote our orchestra. Now the composer’s publisher wants mechanical royalties. I just don’t understand why I have to pay mechanical royalties for a CD I am not selling, just giving to donors. Doesn’t the Composer want people to listen […]

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Noted Endeavors with Steven Swartz, Part III: What are reasonable outcomes when hiring a publicist?

July 6th, 2015

If you hire a publicist, you’ll be the next Yo-Yo Ma, right? In this third installment of the publicist series (Watch Part 1 and Part 2), publicist and founder of DOTDOTDOTMUSIC, Steven Swartz, addresses what you outcomes you can expect when hiring a publicist. Interviewing are Noted Endeavors founders Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson. Steven Swartz is […]

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Mélisande as Hotel Clerk

June 29th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: June 29, 2015 MUNICH — Noisy and sustained boos fell upon stage director Christiane Pohle and her team after Pelléas et Mélisande last night here at the Prince Regent Theater. Though not uncommon in this epoch of Regietheater, the intensity of the scorn for Bavarian State Opera’s new production was alarming […]

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Nézet-Séguin: Hit, Miss

June 26th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: June 26, 2015 MUNICH — It would probably be asking too much for Yannick Nézet-Séguin to stand still while conducting. He likes to throw himself around, as if anything less might diminish the enthusiasm he intends to convey or deprive his musicians of essential signals. Mostly it works. He is after […]

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Noted Endeavors with Steven Swartz, Part II: What does a publicist do?

June 26th, 2015

We’ve all wondered, “What exactly does a publicist do?” In this second installment of the publicist series, publicist and founder of DOTDOTDOTMUSIC, Steven Swartz, addresses this with Noted Endeavors founders Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson. Steven Swartz is the founder of DOTDOTDOTMUSIC, which offers public relations services to individuals and organizations in the new music […]

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