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Tag Archives: Parsons The New School for Design
We’re joined by music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. PLUS-Minnesota cancels season, Baltimore’s new duds, New Music USA’s new grant system and we say goodbye to Steve Martland.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by writer, musician, and music critic Vivien Schweitzer to discuss trends in music criticism and how someone always thinks you’re an idiot. Oh, and she can’t wait to write about this concert.
- Cue the diminished chord! The Minnesota Orchestra cancels the remainder of their current season as labor issues persist. #FoTS Drew McManus doesn’t have high hopes.
- But not everyone is sad in Minnesota. The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is back to work.
- Parsons The New School for Design has finished its project to revamp concert wear for the Baltimore Symphony (using students at Mannes College as models). Get a full rundown of the new duds here.
- New Music USA has overhauled its grant system; we think for the better. #FoTS Rob Deemer has some thoughts on this and similar moves in the UK by Sound and Music.
- Don’t take candy from strangers, unless that is, you want to promote American composers. Lucy Mann is still going strong at 92.
- This week, the music world says an unexpected goodbye to composer Steve Martland.
- PLUS – The SoundNotion crew is sure to impress with its entry for #ritenpr, part of NPR’s The Rite of Spring centennial celebration. Release your inner choreographer and give it a try.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon joins the panel to discuss “Concerto 4-3”, the Baltimore Symphony’s redress, the Milwaukee Symphony’s balanced budget, Amanda Palmer paying musicians with beer & hugs and the legacy of William Duckworth.
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- This week on SoundNotion Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon joins the panel to discuss “Concerto 4-3”, commissions, collaborations and upcoming performances.
- Frank Oteri at NewMusicBox considers the strange brew of pieces found at concerts these days and a modern-day exquisite corpse.
- Kyle Gann remembers William Duckworth (1943-2012).
- Musical kids make smarter grown-ups.
- Amanda Palmer wants you to play on her tour for beer and hugs; she’ll keep the 1.2 million she got on Kickstarter.
- The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has a balanced budget.
- The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is getting some new threads thanks to Parsons, The New School for Design.