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  • Getting In On The Super Bowl Action
    It seems that culture organizations in Denver, CO and Charlotte, NC are leveraging the Super Bowl match between their respective teams for increased media coverage. The Denver Center for Performing Arts bet the Blumenthal Performing Arts and Children...
  • Using Throwback Thursday To Improve User Experience
    Throwback Thursday (#TBT) is more than just a fun social media time suck, it can actually help you improve your online presence. The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, which archives screencaps of your website, has been around for some time an...

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  • Inspiring Comics Break
    If you are looking for fun, inspiring thoughts to start your day, I would direct your attention to Zen Pencils. It is not updated every day, but given the time cartoonist Gavin Aung Than invests in creating each one, you wouldn’t expect it to b...
  • How Green Was My Wicked Witch
    There has been an ongoing debate about whether simulcast performances from the Metropolitan Opera or London’s National Theatre will serve to erode audiences for live performances. According to research over the last few years, the answer isn...

Neo Classical

  • Thank Your Music Teacher
    Coming from New York City to sing with the Chattanooga Symphony for the Holiday Pops, Scott Coulter was coming home. Coming home to Chattanooga where his musical journey began. Scott announced to the audience, “Is Jan Johnson in the house? Jan was ...
  • The Next Concerto is…
    As of right now, the next concerto I play with my orchestra is top secret. That is until the Chattanooga Symphony’s 2016-17 concert season is announced. I’ve been having a lot of fun dropping hints on Facebook and Twitter about which concerto it ...

Who's Your Audience?

  • Dollars and Sense
    “I’d like to go, but tickets are just too expensive.” This has been expressed to me on numerous occasions since I began with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. At first, I was inclined as a newcomer to take their word for it. My ...

 

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  • Classical Radio in the Jungle
    Warning: Minor spoilers below.  I sat through a good portion of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony last night.  Usually I hate watching awards shows, and for the most part, was bored to tears by this one as well.  But for lovers of classical music, ...
  • Classical Music Rising: Does It Go Far Enough?
    A new year, and some new things happening in the classical music radio world.  Probably no news is bigger than SRG’s (Station Resource Group) announcement of a new task force to address the concerns that classical music broadcasters face going...

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  • My Endless Summer
    In 1979 I was 15 years old and not sure I wanted to play the violin anymore; I was in my hometown of San Diego coming off a hiatus of about a year or so. The only reason I was hanging in was because I’d just started with a new teacher who someh...
  • The Bitter End
    I first met Christopher Ling around 1994, a few years after he’d relocated to Beaumont, TX from Manchester, UK (!) and was thinking about starting a management company for classical musicians. I can’t remember exactly how our paths crosse...
 

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  • Bowmaker Susan Lipkins on the podcast this month!
    We will be featuring an interview with bowmaker Susan Lipkins on Contrabass Conversations this month!  Sue is one of the most in-demand bowmakers in the country and has been creating quality handcrafted bows for years.  She is the first bowmaker t...
  • Carlos Henriquez on Monday’s podcast!
    We will be featuring double bassist Carlos Henriquez on Monday’s episode of Contrabass Conversations!  Carlos has played bass with Wynton Marsalis for the last 20 years and has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the sam...

Brian-Dickie

  • In Memoriam - Jean-Albert Cartier 1930-2015
    I took the 6:20 am Eurostar to Paris yesterday morning in order to attend the memorial mass for my dear old friend and colleague Jean-Albert Cartier who passed away just after Christmas. I had the good fortune to work closely...
  • Star appeal!
    View from the "Gods" Royal Opera House 7:25 pm Wednesday February 3 2016 L'Etoile, Emmanuel Chabrier's absurdist and frothy romp, one of the most delightful of the many lesser known corners of the French 19th century repertoire, finally arr...
 

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  • GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM
    Well, it’s happened. You’ve squandered another perfectly good practice session by reading this blog. The good news is that it’s the last time you’re going to be able to blame me for missing that F sharp 9 diminished arpeggio,...
  • CODA. MY LAST POST…FOR NOW
    The height of your success is determined by the depth of your foundation.. To wrap up what has been a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas, to have heated and deep discussions and some real fun, I first have to thank Drew McManus (Adaptistration) f...

Lynn Harrell

  • Cello Perspectives With WFMT
    I had the pleasure of participating in WFMT’s cello month, which is planning to broadcast Songs My Father Taught Me on January 31st at 10:00 PM Central Time.  Noel Morris published a lovely piece about everything at the WFMT blog, which incl...
  • Thank you, Henri.
    Henri Dutilleux has died. His work as a musician and composer is, and like Stravinsky, will remain a pinnacle of accomplishment from our time; and given how long his creativity lasted, it is fair to say his achievements span multiple generations. I h...
 

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