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Entries by Laurence Vittes from 09/2012

Could President Obama's Tweet Save America's Orchestras?

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

Until Tuesday night, if you wanted to avoid heartache, you wouldn't let your daughters dream of growing up to be conductors. Now that the President has tweeted, hand your girls a baton and Beethoven, watch out!

Orchestras for Sale to the Highest Bidder

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

Symphonies may not seem like good investments. But then, neither did pro football teams 45 years ago. Buffalo’s football franchise, for example, sold for only $25,000 in 1965. Today, it’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars. 

Exclusive Interview With Yo Yo Ma on the Spirituality of Music

| Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts

Tonight in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will give the world premiere of Dmitry Janov-Janovsky's hour-long Stravinsky fantasy called Sacred Signs at the University of North Carolina.