If you know how to get kids to love music, give me a call
During my ongoing conversation with new ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen, we began looking at the future of Classical music, both in our country and elsewhere. The conversation, as you might expect, turned to children and music education.
I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.
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.
A large donation of violins will support the students and music programs of two New York-area primary schools.
14 day rapid-composition contest open to all comers;
El Sistema, the Venezuela based program bringing hope and education throughout the world, acting ultimately as a great leveler, should come to Columbus.
In this age of disappearing record companies, shrinking classical catalogs, and Public Radio stations abandoning classical music altogether, Wu Han and David Finckel are a growth industry.
In this interview, Norman Lebrecht, a widely-read commentator on music, culture and politics, describes the greatness of classical music along with its problems, and passionately describes how the defenders of the art must separate the good from the great.