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Being Good is no Longer Good Enough in the Music Industry

13, 2014

At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.

The Earlybird Special Comes to the Arts

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra begins Saturday concerts at 5:30 pm and Sunday performances at 7:00 pm.
31, 2013

A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.

Win Free Tickets to Hear the Escher String Quartet, Jan. 18

23, 2013

Above: The Escher String Quartet performs the first movement of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13. With regular appearances on major concert series and music festivals around the U.S. and Europe and an acclaimed discography, the Escher String Quartet has been hailed as one of today’s finest string quartets. Win tickets to hear [...]

Classical Music Dying? Don’t Believe It.

23, 2013

We live in a community which values the arts in such a way that one would be hard pressed to take advantage of everything that is available.

21st Century Arts Education

This display sets the tone for the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale AZ
21, 2013

When I was in school, courses in music and art were a regular part of available curriculum. By the time my daughter was in elementary school, music classes were much more difficult to come by.

Your Chance to Go Inside A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra, 7pm Saturday

7, 2013

Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a conversation with members of the democratically run chamber orchestra A Far Cry, 7 pm Saturday at the Southern Theatre.

Orchestra labor woes have far-reaching effects

This is the mission statement driving the curators of the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona.
6, 2013

The ripple effects of ongoing lockouts and orchestral contract negotiations is being felt those in all walks of life, whether or not they’ve ever darkened the door of a theatre.

Interview with a World-Class Piano Trio Saturday at 7pm

1, 2013

Winner of the Naumberg International Chamber Music Competition, the globetrotting Trio Cavatina has performed with some of the esteemed classical musicians and on some of the most revered stages in the world. Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick interviews Trio Cavatina violinist Harumi Rhodes Saturday at 7 pm at the Southern Theatre.

Conversation Saturday with Kronos Quartet Founder David Harrington

17, 2013

In the world of classical music, it’s rare for an ensemble to occupy the cutting edge – that serendipity where style prefigures taste – for as long as 40 years. But that’s exactly what the Kronos Quartet has done. Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick interviews Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Southern Theatre.

In spite of turmoil, Classical music lives and grows

2, 2013

Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.