A recent innovation is “tweet seats”: reserved seating at the back of the hall for people who want to stay connected to social media during a concert. Bad idea.
We just did a show after which a lot of people came up to say how much they liked it. A few days later, I came across a blog post from someone who really didn’t like it.
Krista introduces Art Local to Kansas City audiences.
Conventional performance spaces for classical music can be great, but they come with a lot of cultural baggage that can get in the way of developing new audiences.
Program notes aren’t worth the distraction. They take away from the experience of hearing and seeing music live. Use the web instead.
5HE performs the first concert of its In Transit series, including a Hope Cadenza.
As symphony orchestras retool, old music should be balanced with new music.
A clip from a recent lecture recital I gave with my collaborative partner, Steve Danyew.
A trip to Boston to hear the BSO play!
A discussion of some of the stereotypes that often surround classical music.