Archive for the 'live blog' tag

Live Blog: A chat with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

What follows is a live blog from our chat with leaders from the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Participants included: Mark Volpe, Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Anthony Fogg, Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra James...
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Live Blog: Keynote with Gustavo Dudamel and Deborah Borda

5:00pm: Deborah Borda: Indeed, music is an essential human right. We have to believe that and act on it. 4:58pm: A discussion of the music on tonight’s concert — the electric cello concerto by Enrico Chapela is like heavy metal. 4:51pm: Gustavo Dudamel made very different choices...
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Live Blog: Roundtable Discussion

4:12pm: Do cities still use orchestras to credential themselves? Jesse Rosen cites an example from Pittsburgh. Business leaders who travel to promote Pittsburgh abroad always include information about the orchestra. So yes, orchestras are still a source of pride for communities much as they were a...
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Live Blog: Spotlight Conversation #2

3:005 pm: A peer network is one of the best things to come out of Sphinx training. 3:02 pm: We are learning that Amos Yang is a major prankster. When the substitute teacher would come in, all the members of his school orchestra would switch instruments. Suddenly, he was the Concertmaster! ...
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Live Blog: Spotlight Conversation #1

2:33pm: Neil Harris: culture is a religion to many people. Historically, many concert halls were built almost as temples; you approached as a worshiper. There was a “priest” and a “congregation.” This created a distance between people and the art form. 2:27pm: ...
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