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  • Shhh…Recovery In Process
    I am so looking forward to getting back into a productive work routine. Fortunately, all of the office renovations are officially complete, the furniture is moved in, office cats are settling down, and there’s a full weekend to get caught up. T...
  • #TBT Oregon Bach Fest Still Digging Up
    If the Oregon Bach Festival (OBF) hoped time might soften its beleaguered status, a painstaking comprehensive review of their season written by veteran culture journalist Tom Manoff and published in the 8/13/2018 edition of Oregon ArtsWatch demonstra...

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  • The Best Customer Is The Emotionally Satisfied Customer
    Back in 2009 I wrote a series of articles on the book Human Sigma after I had heard someone at a conference remark that arts administrators were often so emotionally satisfied with their work that they didn’t feel the need to keep up on current...
  • A Decade Later, Same Stuff Appears On A Twitter Feed
    Apropos of my post addressing arts education yesterday, I also stumbled upon an old post where I cite Richard Kessler’s The Things I Hear About Arts Education. His post is from almost a decade ago so maybe people aren’t still saying these...

Neo Classical

  • Just Stop It With The “No, Because!”
    If you are in the arts business, especially orchestra business, chances are you have come across a moment or a meeting where you hear the words: “no, because.” There may have been a great idea, a creative way to do something, but the knee-jerk re...
  • Comp Tickets Are Not Cocaine
    I’m not a huge fan of the complementary (comp) tickets in the classical music industry. Handing out comps tells an audience that the years of work I put into my craft is essentially value-less. Being a professional musician means fighting that stig...

Who's Your Audience?

  • Keeping our NEAttention
    There is so much competing for our attention right now. Breaking News after Breaking News, Click-Bait after Click-Bait… I don’t mean to add to the hysteria, but… Did you know the National Endowment for the Arts was at risk of a sign...
  • Armed Forces Salute
    Here in Washington, DC, we have access to so many cultural institutions when we want a night on the town. Everything at the Kennedy Center, lots of other theaters, jazz venues, orchestras, recitals, choruses, all the museums…We also have the i...

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  • BASS2018 LUCCA – A Look Back at the 6th European Bass Congress
    I’ve been looking forward to BASS2018 LUCCA ever since attending the 2016 event in Prague. There’s nothing like the energy of a major gathering of like-minded double bass players, and I leave events like this feeling energized, refreshed, and...
  • Beethoven Horn Sonata – Joseph Conyers
    performed by Joseph Conyers (Philadelphia Orchestra assistant principal bass) and Steve Sanders (piano) at the 2018 Golden Gate Bass Camp on June 21, 2018  The post Beethoven Horn Sonata – Joseph Conyers appeared first on Jason Heath's Do...

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  • More Changes To Facebook Ad Targeting
    Facebook has been rolling out changes to how advertisers are able to target users through advertising campaigns, and they have announced additional changes to take place by the end of September. The changes are as a result of the whole The Cambridge...
  • New Data About How People Use Media
    It isn’t a secret that I love data! The folks at the Nielsen Norman Group have released the latest Total Audience Report which focuses “on telling the story of what’s currently happening across the media landscape for the U.S. consumer....

Brian-Dickie

  • Pelléas et Mélisande
    © Tristram Kenton John Chest and Christina Gansch in Pélleas et Mélisande at Glyndebourne 2018 I was at Glyndebourne again on Monday for their new production of a piece which has returned of to the repertory during the last 56...
  • Non stop week....
    © Bill Cooper Alan Clayton (David) and Iestyn Davies (Jonathan) in Saul at Glyndebourne 2018 It has been a four opera week ranging though Handel, Mozart, Puccini and Mascagni. I started on Monday with the dress rehearsal at Glyndebourne of...

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non-divisi

  • Hiatus
    I love writing for nondivisi and have cherished the opportunity to do so, however sporadic the content and quality have been. But with a heavy heart I must inform you that nondivisi is now on indefinite hiatus, due to a serious illness within my imme...
  • 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...

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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