When It Comes To Visas: Plan For The Worst And Hope For The Best

August 27th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We got our P visa for a group returned because it included the tour manager. USCIS is saying we need to file a separate petition and get a separate union letter for him. But USCIS has approved prior P petitions with everyone on the same […]

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Kevin Puts with Noted Endeavors– Be Careful with MIDI Mockups

August 26th, 2015

Composers, do you provide performers with MIDI mockups? Pulitzer Prize winning composer Kevin Puts talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about his experiences with providing MIDI mockups for performers/conductors to study. Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his debut opera Silent Night, Kevin Puts has been hailed as one of […]

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Random Thoughts on the Bayreuth Festival

August 25th, 2015

By Frank Cadenhead The book isn’t next to me in my hotel room at Bayreuth, but otherwise it is always within arm’s reach. Nicolas Slonimsky’s Lexicon of Musical Invective, an illuminating collection of music criticism at its worse, is a vast parade of bonehead reviews of the great classics. It is an obvious reminder that […]

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Social Media Starts with Your Product

August 20th, 2015

Before you worry about your social media presence, you need to develop your product. In the case of musicians, your product is your musicianship, and possibly a recording or video. Break of Reality cellist Patrick Laird talks with Noted Endeavors founders Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson about developing your product. Patrick Laird is a much sought-after cellist […]

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Kevin Puts – Advice for young composers: Find your most honest, genuine, uncompromised voice

August 12th, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning composer Kevin Puts talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of notedendeavors.com about advice for young composers: find out who you are and do that. Tune out the noise. It’s an inspiring segment that all young composers should watch! Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for his debut opera Silent Night, Kevin […]

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IL BARBIERE DI ROMA

August 6th, 2015

By James Conlon “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming… Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated.  For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty.”  - Oscar Wilde I had an extraordinary experience in Rome on a recent […]

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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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