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Mallika Rao

Can Women Save Classical Music? | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The velveted lobby of Weill Recital Hall smelled like an old folks’ home. It was business as usual on a January night -- a typical pre-c...

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

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

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!

Women on the Podium & the Future of American Orchestras

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Overnight change is simply not realistic. It will take many great woman conductors to break this "myth." There are some great role models out there, but we definitely can use many more.

Getting Off on Handel With Emmanuelle Haim and LA Phil

Laurence Vittes | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If Emmanuelle Haim can be signed to a long term pact she could become a conductor of superstar proportions, with a repertoire all her own. The riches reaped would be indescribable, and the advancement of classical music would be exponential.

Taming The LA Phil

Laurence Vittes | Posted 01.14.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Just when Clap Between Movements seems to have exhausted its usefulness as a triggering topic for the relevance of classical music, along come three c...

Clap Between Movements: Classical Music With No Past

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Sunday, October 23, San Francisco Time to Put Back Orchestras Into Your Classical Music Portfolio Beginning October 23 and continuing throughout the ...