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Truth to Power

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The other night I heard a work that I had not come across for many years. It was a big symphonic piece that lasts about 30 minutes by the German comp...

The Ultimate Success Story... From Venezuela

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Where will the next classical music sensation come from? To keep things interesting, I hope it will be another unexpected corner of the world.

Why Music Is Important: El Sistema Makes the Case to the World

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Tony Woodcock

In 2008, I made my first visit to Venezuela to see El Sistema. By then, I had heard several colleagues' reports about the miracle that was happening in this developing country. But nothing prepared me for the powerful impact of music and music-making I experienced.

This Thanksgiving: Why Our City's Underserved Children Are Thankful for Music Education

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education
Kristi York Wooten

Entrepreneur Al Meyers was attending a TED conference in Palm Springs in 2009 when a presentation by TED Prize winner and Venezuelan conductor and economist Jose Antonio Abreu sparked an idea.

Linda Ronstadt On The Promise of Music

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

If you were interviewing Linda Ronstadt, would you be tempted to ask her to sing a few lines from your favourite song? Oh, I don't know, maybe "Silver...