Topics include Ethel’s new violinist, the end of the Kansas Arts Commission, the American Composers Orchestra readings, amateur pianists, new music in Seattle, and more.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- Ethel violinist Mary Rowell hangs up her hat after thirteen seasons with the ensemble. Can Jennifer Choi fill her shoes?
- Bye bye, Kansas Arts Commission. P.S. We’ll let you know how we’re doing in a year or so.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities awards $300,000 to Music Unwound. Do they deserve it?
- American Composers Orchestra held their 20th annual composer readings.
- A message from Drew McManus prompts us to ponder the role of the composer in orchestras’ collective bargaining agreements.
- A real doctor wins the 6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
- Gerard Schwartz wraps up his final season in Seattle with a boatload of commissions.
- NewMusicBox’s Colin Holter sheds light on composers’ propensities for using similar language in many of their works. We happen to think the English language is really terrific.
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