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Tag Archives: Osmo Vänskä
The New York Philharmonic is looking for a new music director, the Grammys are in, the American Composers Forum announces its 2015 _Champrions of New Music_ awards, and the Minnesota Orchestra is going to Cuba (via Germany for some reason).
This week on SoundNotion we discuss Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain, the potential death knell for physical media, Osmo Vanska’s line in the sand, Obama’s new nominee to chair the NEA and Amazon’s symphony soap opera Mozart in the Jungle.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses Charles Wuorinen‘s opera Brokeback Mountain which is streaming for free now at medici.tv (based on the original short story).
- Recent Billboard numbers could indicate the beginning of the end for audio CDs.
- Osmo Vänskä wants to return to Minnesota over CEO Michael Henson‘s fired body.
- President Obama to nominate Jane Chu, current president of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, to chair the NEA.
- The panel has some strong words of criticism and praise for Dennis Tobenski‘s NewMusicBox piece on the business of being a composer. (It inspired Dave to try Gumroad.)
- And Amazon Original Series has a new soap opera set in a symphony orchestra, Mozart in the Jungle (the panel liked the pilot episode).
- Mozart in the Jungle pilot episode – Amazon Prime
CORRECTION: In the episode, we erroneously gave the impression that you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to watch the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle. Blair Tindall, author of the book on which the show is based, let us know that this is not the case. Anybody can watch without being a Prime member. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for setting us straight, Blair. Hooray free things!
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.
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer. He’s for the occasional cheeseburger when planning a new music meal. We suss the difference between entertainment and pandering.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by the Alec Baldwin of SoundNotion and the strongest beard in new music Rob Deemer.
- This week at NewMusicBox, Rob wonders about the benefits of the occasional cheeseburger in your new music diet.
- The Minnesota Orchestra is in deep doo doo and losing players at an alarming rate. Vänskä has threatened to leave if the dispute is not settled soon.
- St. Paul is back to work, but nobody’s happy.
- Prince Fielder (he’s a baseball player) has gone mostly Mozart for his walk up music.
- In case you didn’t hear about it this week, Andrew Bott, the brave principal of a failing Massachusetts school, turned things around by firing the security guards and hiring art teachers.
- A never-recorded 1963 song text from Bob Dylan goes on sale. Got $50,000 laying around?