A cadre of performers under 40 are doing their best to keep instruments such as the violin, piano and cello front and center in music lover’s minds. Artists such as Lindsey Stirling, Charlie Siem and Lang Lang for helping to keep things fresh and bringing classical into the mainstream.
Liz Cass, executive director of the nonprofit Armstrong Community Music School in Austin, Texas, says social media has made a huge difference, lifting the profile of artists as classical music “grows and evolves.” And schools continue to play a key role, she says, although many have stripped back music and arts education in recent years. Full story.
Gary Dinges (USA Today) / January 29, 2021