Noted Endeavors with Wendy Law – Booking Concerts Through Community Engagement

April 24th, 2015

Cellist Wendy Law, founder and artistic director of Classical Jam, talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about involving entire communities. Arts advocacy isn’t just about speaking before Congress or requesting support from donors. It is also about artists cultivating their audiences by communicating on levels that transcend the page and the […]

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Old-world Glory from Boston

April 24th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark When Richard Strauss conducted the Boston Symphony in 1904, he stopped the players during a rehearsal and said, “Gentlemen, when you play my music I hear all the notes. But I don’t want to hear all the notes.” My guess is that he would have loved to hear Andris Nelsons conduct his […]

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All in the Family: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company

April 19th, 2015

The dance company founded by Paul Taylor in 1954 returned for their annual season (March 10-29) to the former New York State Theater, but it returned under a different name: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance Company. This is significant. New to the company’s title are the words American and Modern. Taylor, now 84 years old and considered the surviving grand master of American modern dance, appears to be concerned about the health of his chosen genre. With his company’s new title comes a new mission: to present works by other choreographers, both young and old, who are perceived to be part of the American modern dance family tree.

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BRSO Adopts Speedier Website

April 17th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 17, 2015 MUNICH — Although no news release hailed its arrival, a revamped website launched today for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. It is faster, navigationally flatter, and better geared to mobile platforms than the old pages, criticized here. To enable the advance, domains have been set up liberating the […]

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Noted Endeavors with Jenny Bilfield – Tips for “Meet and Greets”

April 17th, 2015

Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts, talks with Noted Endeavors founders Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson about tips for success at “meet and greets.” As President and CEO of WPA (and in her previous stint as as Artistic and Executive Director of Stanford Live), Bilfield has seen her share of “meet and […]

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New York Phil’s 21st-century Tour

April 17th, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark Repertoire for international orchestra tours is usually so ho-hum that Alan Gilbert’s tour with the New York Philharmonic, which began on April 16 in Dublin, came as a jolt to me. If you’ve been going to his concerts the past few weeks, you’ll have heard the music—and noted, I should add, the […]

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Anna Bolena in Vienna

April 13th, 2015

When hearing a soprano sing the title role of Donizetti‘s Anna Bolena, it is impossible not to draw comparisons with Maria Callas, who helped ensure the work’s re-entry into the repertoire with a La Scala performance in 1957. And indeed, the star of a revival production at the Vienna State Opera this month has been […]

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Is It Still Illegal If I Don’t Get Caught?

April 9th, 2015

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: Our organization has engaged a foreign musician whose European agent is balking at the artist having to obtain an O-1 visa that we know he needs. We want to do this right, so I’m getting my ducks in line to tell him no and part […]

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Boulez on CD

April 3rd, 2015

By Sedgwick Clark Pierre Boulez turned 90 last week, on March 26. At first he struck fear in the ears of traditional concertgoers. But by his eighties he was hailed as a grand old man of music, in demand by all the major orchestras of the world. Fortunately, Boulez’s performing career is well documented, and […]

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Winter Discs

March 31st, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 31, 2015 MUNICH — Arts projects in Europe with any visual aspect to them nowadays migrate to DVD whether or not there is a need, partly to justify public subsidy through distribution. Many are operas filmed too often, like Nationaltheater Mannheim’s just-released Der Ring des Nibelungen, which joins DVD tetralogies […]

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