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, which opened […]

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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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The U.S. Consulates Are Back–More or Less!

June 26th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    After being unable to issue visas since June 9 due to a major computer system crash, the U.S. Department of State is now reporting that, as of June 25, 2015, 85% of the U.S. Consulates (approximately 165) are now operational and able to issue visas again. Here is a […]

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Russian Day Celebration?

June 25th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark A purported “Russian Day Celebration” on June 12 at Carnegie Hall was one of the more perplexing concerts of the season. Widely publicized was the legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic, with the orchestra’s “Deputy Artistic Director,” Nikolai Alexeev, on the podium rather than its distinguished artistic director, Yuri Temirkanov. The program was unimaginative, […]

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Bychkov Paces MPhil in Brahms

June 25th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: June 25, 2015 MUNICH — Nearing the end of a bumpy transitional season, the Munich Philharmonic sounded confident and poised Monday (June 22) at its Gasteig home. Semyon Bychkov’s wide gestures propelled the musicians grandly through Brahms’s Third Symphony (1883), stressing contrasts and drama in the outer movements. Fine wind playing […]

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UPDATE ON U.S. VISA DELAYS

June 19th, 2015

Hi everyone I realize that this is outside of our normal blog posting schedule. However, understandably, there is a growing concern over the recent…and ongoing…computer crash that has resulted in U.S. Consulates around the world being unable to issue visas. This means that even artists who have been issued I-797 approval notices from USCIS are currently […]

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Nielsen Feted at 150

June 19th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark Alan Gilbert’s recorded cycle with the New York Philharmonic of Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s symphonies and concertos was feted on Monday by the orchestra at SubCulture, the lower Eastside concert venue. The symphonies were released in pairs as recorded by the orchestra live in concert over the last four years by the […]

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Are You Being Served?

June 11th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: You frequently mention that the artists are our clients, but aren’t the presenters our clients, too? If an artist is acting unreasonably or is going to do something which we know will negatively impact the presenter, we can’t afford to alienate or lose a relationship with […]

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Noted Endeavors with Steven Swartz: When Should You Hire a Publicist?

June 10th, 2015

When is the right time to invest in a publicist? 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 field. Steven’s background includes journalism, radio, the […]

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