Archive for the 'concert experience' tag

Event video: Alan Gilbert and Matthew VanBesien – Talking About Audiences

Here is the first of our videos from Sunday’s live event in San Francisco, our keynote conversation with Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert says that his relationship...
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Taking the street out of street performances

The Asphalt Orchestra (really a twelve-piece marching band) has made a name for itself with edgy, in-your-face, street performances. Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times describes them as “part parade spectacle, part halftime show and part cutting-edge contemporary music concert.”...
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The classical music concert stereotype

I always enjoy reading Alex Ross, author of The Rest is Noise and writer for The New Yorker. In a recent interview with Michael Louis Vinson of the Appleton Post Crescent, he had this to say about some of the traditions surrounding the classical music concert experience. I really am a big...
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Is the traditional concert experience actually a radical one?

In the classical music world, we talk so much about ways to enhance the tradition-bound concert experience—down with tuxes and gowns! up with video projections!—that I found this an interesting read for an alternative point-of-view. Read more

Thoughts on “Talking About Community”

In this post, Neil Harris reflects on the American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Community event that took place on October 23. Now, almost two weeks after participating in the panels at Davies Hall, some reflections on that experience. First, it was exhilarating to see so many people interested...
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