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Maestro Tovey on the podium for Cleveland's piano competition

Lew Whittington | Posted 06.26.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

(photo courtesy of BTovey) There is an alternative event in Ohio next month that showcases healthy competition and camaraderie to look forward to ins...

"Why Do You Give Two Beats?": Pierre Boulez Remembered -- By David Loebel

New England Conservatory | Posted 01.15.2017 | Arts
New England Conservatory

In the days since Pierre Boulez's death on January 5, innumerable tributes have hailed him as the dominant European composer and conductor of the post-war era. Not mentioned as often, however, is his role as an educator of musicians and audiences.

Our Son's Love of Music Shines Through His Severe Autism

David Royko | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts
David Royko

A few years ago, Ben, our son with severe autism, got a chance to meet one of his favorite musicians -- or more accurately, meet the man responsible for creating some of his favorite music. We now know there's a big difference, and this "meeting" helped us understand our big guy a little better.

Classical Live: A Gift to New Music Fans

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

It's a great thing when major orchestras release new recordings of contemporary art music. It's an even better sign of the vibrancy of the classical music business for that to happen under the auspices of a new major international initiative that brings together commercial and non-profit entities.

What Do Spanish and Cleveland Beaches Have in Common?

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

What ultimately happens with Mallorca's entrepreneurial community may or may not resemble what's been done in Cleveland. It's for the Mallorcans to decide what's best for them. With over 35,000 people from 183 countries having registered for my MOOC, I know similar discussions are taking place in other parts of the world.

Ranking Summer's Classical Music Competitions: Cleveland Comes Out on Top

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

There's no denying the entertainment value of high-level classical music competitions. They come pre-loaded with a 24/7 soundtrack of the most 50 Shades of Grey, romantic music ever written. Sure, competitions are barbaric but so is the Super Bowl.

In Tune With the Next Generation

Jesse Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Classical music participation rates have held steady for the last five years, stopping a steady decline through 2008. Orchestras have been keeping their feet to the pedals as they innovate at unprecedented rates to develop audiences.

MILLIONS Awarded To Local Arts Scene

Posted 12.03.2012 | Miami

Over the last six years, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has donated an amazing $86 million to Miami's arts scene. If not for this steady p...

The Opening of the Smith Center

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

What is especially exciting is that the rationale for the Center has little to do with the millions of people who travel to Las Vegas every year to enjoy the hotels, gambling and shows for which Las Vegas has become famous.

Caroline Goulding Makes Magic at Young Concert Artists 50th Anniversary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

Self assured, poised, and performing with a wide range of emotional energy and intensity, 18-year old Caroline Goulding's debut performance at Merkin ...

The Court Room Instead of the Concert Hall?

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ivan Katz

It must be summer; some of the most interesting music news is coming from the law courts.

Dudamel Redux: Music Critics Eat Their Words

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

It was supposed to be the "Eat Your Heart Out" tour, with guest appearances by Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in major U.S. cities. Very quickly, it became the "Sour Grapes" tour.

Why My Peers Are Angry With Me

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

I am completely sympathetic with the current plight of my fellow arts managers. I do believe there are times when programming and marketing must be sacrificed but I believe this should be a last resort, not a first resort.

The Appearance of Rational Argument

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ivan Katz

The "appearance of impropriety" is a standardless standard. It is whatever you, as the person perceiving the conduct, elect to make it. On what is your belief based?