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  • Let There Be Taxonomy!
    You may not know it, but taxonomy is an integral part of your online life. Taxonomy is a fancy word that simply means how content management systems classify, organize, and display content. For example, here at Adaptation you’ll find the two mo...
  • Job Listings Are Bustin’ Out All Over
    It’s almost June and listings at Adaptistration Jobs are bustin’ out all over! The west coast seems to be the place to go with a quartet of new featured listings from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and one full time opening and an inte...

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  • Exploring The National Art Museum of China
    Last day of my China trip travelogue. There are some issues that I plan to cover in the future, but they will be more focused on policy than showing off pictures. Lord knows, I have tons more pictures of temples and other sights I could feature. One ...
  • Wandering The 798 Arts District
    One of the big visual arts attractions in Beijing is the 798 Arts District. If nothing else, the story of the district proves that artists face the same issues in every country: The abandoned factories were inhabited by artists; it became a hub of ac...

Neo Classical

  • Allowing Voices To Be Heard
    It’s been nearly a month since performing a recital in Walker State Faith and Character Based Prison. The experience was no doubt memorable, but after finally reading all of the surveys prisoners filled out and notes jotted down by prisoner mentor,...
  • “Tonight I didn’t feel like an inmate”
    It is next to impossible to sum up the feelings, the emotional impact, and the shared experiences at the recent violin recital in prison. Performing at Walker State Faith and Character Based Prison was one of those career highlights you don’t reall...

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  • What to Do When You’re Not Perfect
    Mistakes… Have you ever made one? In front of other people? Did it prompt you to start thinking negatively? Did it influence deeper fears and concerns? Me too. So what to do when that happens? How do we manage the multitude of thoughts and fe...
  • Minding Mindfulness
    Tina the Trombonist lives in Big City, USA. She just got her Masters in Music from the Big City Conservatory this year. She joined the Big City Local of the American Federation of Musicians (the Musicians’ Union), and she has started to buil...

 

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  • Big News Out Of New York This Morning
      New York’s WQXR is a leading radio station in the classical music world, so when they make big changes, people tend to notice.  This morning marked the beginning of a big shift when it comes to the organization’s content and the d...
  • Playing Chicken With A Hornet’s Nest: A Follow-Up About Opera
    This post brought to you by the Department of “That Escalated Quickly!” I’m not sure where to begin, other than to say that this is a post I’ve been mulling over for a while.  My previous post, in which I called for an end to...

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  • Shameless Self-Promotion Dept.
    Many people know I’m extremely fortunate to play on an incredible violin that’s gained even more notoriety over the past couple of years. One of the numerous challenges after it was stolen was to try and pick up where I left off artistic...
  • 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...
 

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  • Colin Corner teaching excerpts at Golden Gate Bass Camp
    We’re less than two months away from the 2016 Golden Gate Bass Camp!  If you’re in the Bay Area, I truly hope that you check out this weeklong event packed with great artists like Rufus Reid, DaXun Zhang, Diana Gannett, Paul DeNola, Sco...
  • Musical Innovators: Edition No. 7
    Here’s the latest installment in my Musical Innovators series!  If you have an idea for someone that I should feature in this series, send me an email at doublebassblog@mac.com. Innovator No. 1 – Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin A few years ago...

Brian-Dickie

  • And now its Garsington
    View from the Upper Terrace of the Opera Pavilion The Garsington season opens next weekend with new productions of Eugene Onegin and L'Italiana in Algeri. Idomeneo follows later in June. I was there yesterday afternoon to see colleagues and also...
  • Oedipe at the ROH
    © Clive Barda Johan Reuter (Oedipe) at the Royal Opera House As the performance of Enescu's Oedipe was beginning at the Royal Opera House yesterday evening my mind wandered back to 1962 when Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande was first given...
 

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SticksandDrones

  • 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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