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SoundNotion 178: Learning Process Learning

This week on SoundNotion Dave, Sam, and Patrick talk the Kennedy Center Honors, Nonesuch Records at 50, the Metropolitan Opera layoffs, the benefits of learning an instrument and dangerous scourge of elderly cane wielding opera patrons.


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SoundNotion 172: Successful-but-Stupid

This week, the panel comments on the Met crisis, classical music elitism, and “successful” music.


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SoundNotion 171: Shots On Goal

This week on SoundNotion, we have composer/educator Marc Mellits. We listen to his work for traditional string band performed by Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quintet and discuss his Mellits Consortium commission Gravity for percussion quartet.
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SoundNotion 167: Klinghoffer Madness

This week on SoundNotion we dig into the Met’s Klinghoffer controversy, an Opera Australia soprano’s homophobic rant, crowd surfing at Handel’s Messiah!?, YouTube’s new deal, RIP Horace Silver and Lee Hyla. PLUS: “I’ll have the Rings, hold the orchestra.”
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SoundNotion 161: Custom-Tailored Ballet

This week Sugar Vendil, Director of the Nouveau Classical Project, and composer Trevor Gureckis chat about their ballet “Potential Energies,” premiering in NY at BAM on May 29th. In news, Colorado invites Mary Jane to the concert and NewMusicBox turns 15.
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