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DISSERTATION – The Economic, Aesthetic, and Nonprofit Organization of Professional Vocal Ensembles

Download full text here. ABSTRACT: Professional vocal ensembles have few published resources to assist their managers in navigating the economic and societal currents of the performing arts. Yet, professional choral performance is growing across America. This study seeks to theorize

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DISSERTATION – The Economic, Aesthetic, and Nonprofit Organization of Professional Vocal Ensembles

Download full text here. ABSTRACT: Professional vocal ensembles have few published resources to assist their managers in navigating the economic and societal currents of the performing arts. Yet, professional choral performance is growing across America. This study seeks to theorize

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BLOG – A Review of Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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BLOG – A Review of Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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BLOG – A Review of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble’s Realign the Time

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi Kittappa 7. Hommage – David Grant

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BLOG – A Review of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble’s Realign the Time

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi Kittappa 7. Hommage – David Grant

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BLOG – Coming to Terms With Strauss – Part 3 of 3

This is my final post on Strauss in preparation for tomorrow’s concert, and I thought it would be appropriate to take some troubling aspects of Strauss’s biography, specifically his complicated relationship with the Nazis prior to and during World War

BLOG – Coming to Terms With Strauss – Part 3 of 3

This is my final post on Strauss in preparation for tomorrow’s concert, and I thought it would be appropriate to take some troubling aspects of Strauss’s biography, specifically his complicated relationship with the Nazis prior to and during World War

BLOG – Coming to Terms with Strauss – Part 2 of 3

This is the second of three posts I am writing in preparation for the South London Chamber Concerts performance on Saturday, September 28, 2013. As a disclaimer, let me say that I know that this post is far too short

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BLOG – Coming to Terms with Strauss – Part 2 of 3

This is the second of three posts I am writing in preparation for the South London Chamber Concerts performance on Saturday, September 28, 2013. As a disclaimer, let me say that I know that this post is far too short

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BLOG – On Classical Music’s Relationship With Its Audience

Recently, a friend shared with me an article in which James Rhodes wrote that classical music needs an enema, not an awards ceremony. He bemoaned musicians’ awkward behavior at the Gramophone Awards, and in so doing shared his opinions on

BLOG – On Classical Music’s Relationship With Its Audience

Recently, a friend shared with me an article in which James Rhodes wrote that classical music needs an enema, not an awards ceremony. He bemoaned musicians’ awkward behavior at the Gramophone Awards, and in so doing shared his opinions on

BLOG – Coming to Terms With Strauss – Part 1 of 3

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) * * * I’ll be writing some on Strauss in the next few weeks.  This is the first of what I hope will be three posts.  If you’re in London, please think about coming to the South

BLOG – Coming to Terms With Strauss – Part 1 of 3

Richard Strauss (1864-1949) * * * I’ll be writing some on Strauss in the next few weeks.  This is the first of what I hope will be three posts.  If you’re in London, please think about coming to the South