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This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL’s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein. We discuss ETHEL’s Documerica project and the intimidation of composing when your first piece will be premiered by ETHEL.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by powerhouse string quartet ETHEL‘s newest member, violinist Tema Watstein.
- She stopped by to discuss the BAMNext Wave Festival world premiere of ETHEL’s multi-media concert event, Documerica.
- Featuring commissioned works by Mary Ellen Childs, Ulysses Owens Jr., Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and James Kimo Williams, this evening-length concert piece combines new music and images from the Documerica Project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency from 1971-1977.
- We also discuss the stresses (such as fierce competition) faced by full-time composers. Friend of the show Rob Deemer chimes in, wondering the value of competition and what “full-time composer” means, anyway.
Composer and NewMusicBox Founding Editor Frank J. Oteri joins the panel to discuss his controversial article on opera in New York City, the fictional Green Bay Philharmonic, upcoming commissions and recent performances.
- This week on SoundNotion, composer and NewMusicBox founding editor Frank J. Oteri joins the panel.
- We discuss his recent obituary of New York City Opera, some misconceptions about the organization’s downfall, the importance of promoting new works by American composers and his song cycle Versions of the Truth (check it out on ScoreStreet).
- He also told us about a new commission from The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and a Ned Rorem birthday recital featuring the duo of baritone/male soprano Phillip Cheah and pianist Trudy Chan.
- As the stalemate between musicians and management in Minnesota continues, State Representative Phyllis Kahn proposes community ownership of the ensemble. Hey, it works for the Green Bay Packers.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis joins the panel to discuss the woes of the Minnesota Orchestra, his recent resignation from the organization’s Composer Institute, some exciting upcoming commissions and the week’s news.
- This week on SoundNotion, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and mentor Aaron Jay Kernis joins the panel.
- We discuss his recent departure as Director of the Composer Institute at the Minnesota Orchestra and the future of the organization.
- Drew McManus has some intriguing thoughts on a study of the New World Symphony‘s recent seasons regarding concert lengths by the WolfBrown consulting firm.
- New Music USA‘s new grant guidelines have been released.
- YouTube plans its first annual YouTube music awards show, live in New York.
- Greg Sandow reveals his new partnership with the DePauw University School of Music. They’re revamping the curriculum for the new 21st Century Musician Initiative.
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by orchestra business guru Drew McManus. We discuss the departure of Osmo Vänskä in Minnesota, the final demise of New York City Opera, the orchestra strike in Germany and the success of the Rest is Noise Festival.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by orchestra business guru, web design hero, arts job matchmaker, best-dressed panelist, and long-time friend of the show Drew McManus.
- He stopped by to discuss the the departure of Osmo Vänskä in Minnesota and what it means for the future of the group and its fans.
- Drew rolls up his sleeves for a grizzly post-mortem following New York City Opera‘s bankruptcy filing.
- The Berlin Philharmonic leads a country-wide, one-day strike of over 100 orchestras.
- And even the stagehands are getting in on the Orchestramageddon action at Carnegie Hall. However, the brief strike has already been resolved.
- BUT WAIT – There is some good news for orchestral music this week over at Jessica Duchen‘s blog. Southbank Centre‘s The Rest is Noise Festival is going gangbusters and bringing in new audiences.
- BUT WAIT (again) – According to Bob Shingleton at On An Overgrown Path, the news is not that great and the audiences not that new.
- And lastly, don’t forget to nominate us for People’s Choice Podcast Award this week in the Cultural/Arts category. That would be very cool of you. Thanks.
Flute and percussion chamber group A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones) joins us this week to plug their new EP, upcoming performances and ROCKING! Plus an inflatable concert hall, the demise of New York City Opera, and What Would Beethoven Do?
- Flute and percussion chamber group A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim and Chris Jones) joins us this week to plug their new EP, upcoming performances and ROCKING!
- Sadly, New York City Opera will like file for bankruptcy protection and miss the remainder of the season.
- In the wake of 2012 tsunami, the new Ark Nova inflatable concert hall created by renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor will tour areas ravaged by the disaster.
- What Would Beethoven Do? Perhaps structure his Kickstarter a bit more realistically, be SN wishes them the best of luck.
- #FoTS Rob Deemer has some thoughts on updates to the National Core Arts Standards. (He’s advising the team.)
- Please take a moment to nominate SoundNotion for a People’s Choice Podcast Award in the “Cultural / Arts” category. Nominations open Tuesday, October 1.