Mohammed Fairouz Full Interview

August 25th, 2016

In this wide-ranging interview, Mohammed Fairouz talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about various issues facing musicians, the state of the world, and the aesthetics of being a successful composer. Thanks to Carnegie Hall for hosting! Mohammed Fairouz, born in 1985, is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded […]

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Safety First at Bayreuth

August 19th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: August 19, 2016 BAYREUTH — Clouds over Europe’s festivals this summer are as figurative as they are literal. The trouble is not lower standards or Regietheater, or even money, but has to do with Europe itself and macabre shifts that are gradually but decisively threatening the way of life accepted since […]

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Bolton Saves Rameau’s Indes

August 7th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: August 7, 2016 MUNICH — Two evenings after an “Allahu Akbar” eruption here cost nine mostly teenage, mostly Muslim, lives, it felt perverse to indulge in 280-year-old French escapism stretching to Turkey, Peru, Iran and the future United States. But there we were July 24 in the Prince Regent Theater for […]

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MPhil Launches Own Label

July 18th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 18, 2016 MUNICH — Late to an unprofitable game, the Munich Philharmonic on Friday announced a new recording label of its own, “MPhil,” in partnership with Warner Classics. Its purpose? To broaden the audience. Content will be sourced live, mainly from concerts at the orchestra’s Gasteig home. But archive releases […]

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Bayreuth Parsifal Due Online

July 17th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 17, 2016 MUNICH — Bayerischer Rundfunk confirmed on Thursday it will video-stream the premiere of Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s new staging of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival. — when: 9:57 a.m. EDT on July 25, 2016 — where: www.br-klassik.de/concert Laufenberg is reportedly intent on exploring the religious aspect of Wagner’s 1881 […]

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Harteros Warms to Tosca

July 17th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 17, 2016 MUNICH — When Anja Harteros was singing her first Toscas three seasons ago, it was clear she had the vocal resources for the role, and the Mediterranean temperament. Even so, the portrayal didn’t quite compute. Enter Bryn Terfel, a Scarpia to rattle the aloofest, longest-legged of prima donnas. […]

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Never Rent Your Theater To Cannibals

July 14th, 2016

By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: We have a non-profit theater company with our own performance space. We are looking for additional ways to increase our revenue stream within the terms of the lease. Two questions: Can a non-profit collect revenue for rented space or must it take the form of […]

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Good Things Happen when You Speak to Presenters

July 5th, 2016

As pianist Anthony de Mare’s fabulous project, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, took shape, he and producer Rachel Colbert found that having Anthony speaking passionately about the project with presenters yielded great results. Here, Mr. de Mare discusses with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson (founders of Noted Endeavors) how artists speaking with presenters can […]

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Bruce Levingston: Talk Openly About Budgets and Finances

June 28th, 2016

When discussing budgets and finances in a project, be honest, open, and timely. Be respectful of others’ budgets. In this segment with Noted Endeavors‘ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, pianist Bruce Levingston talks about paying musicians and fitting within a budget. Bruce Levingston is a concert pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in […]

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Joan Tower: Make Music on Your Own Terms

June 21st, 2016

Joan Tower refused to be defined by competition and institutional committees; instead, she started her own ensemble, the Da Capo Chamber Players. In this segment with Noted Endeavors‘ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, Ms. Tower talks about composers (and performers) making music on their own terms rather than waiting for validation from others. Joan Tower […]

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