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It’s proven, we’re smarter and cooler!

Also proven, these studies might make people hate us…. I have 2 pet peeves in our business that are related, the first I will give some detail to explaining, the second is pretty much self explanatory.  Pet Peeve #1: Why on earth do people when studies are released on the benefits of playing an instrument […]

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When Attitude Collides with Altitude – Interpretation

I have not written a post about actual conducting focusing mostly on the ever more uncertain future for the Orchestra business.  For some time now I have been pondering the word interpretation which for conductors is everything, since it can bring both glory but also be gory if you miss the mark badly!  I think […]

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Reinventilating – More ASS in clASSical!

It’s been an extended break from posting with 20 performances in the last month, now on Christmas Day looking back at articles from the last few weeks, I came across yet another bright spark who has hit upon what ails Classical Music….it needs a reinvention!  Yawn….Here we go again….. (more…)

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Dissing the Dissonance…a shout out to Alex Ross!

Alex Ross wrote a great article regarding the challenge modern Classical Music faces in being accepted.  It is in the middle of the article that he highlights a great point that cannot be overlooked in my view.  I believe the hatred he talks about is more directed to those who present new music.  As presenters […]

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Things that move….

I’m in the midst of the busiest schedule of my life in Lake Placid and in Syracuse, with 3 (this week 5) concerts a week till mid August, but that doesn’t mean there is no time to be moved….just not much time to write about it!  Yesterday something struck me and a friend shared with […]

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