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Orchestras, composers try different strategies to regain classical music fans
When the Imperial Symphony Orchestra begins its new season Tuesday, the program for its first concert will rely on a bit of a marketing gimmick. Called “Pleading the 5th on the 5th,” the orchestra will play excerpts from works with
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The future of classical music and the New World Symphony
There is a lot of expectation about the new theater being built in Miami for the New World Symphony, it is planned to be inaugurated by October 2010.
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Composer Jonathan Harvey calls for amplified classical music to attract young audiences
One of Britain’s leading composers is calling on fellow classical musicians to abandon the stuffy conventions that surround the concert hall and to adopt new and “blasphemous” ideas, such as amplifying the sound.
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Video-game concerts, a movement that’s more than a blip on orchestral landscape
Rob Garner really, really wants a set of timpani.
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Anthony Tommasini on Counterpoint
There is a whole language of technical jargon to describe music. Though these words and concepts are very handy to musicians, they tend to mystify non-musicians. Even people who go to concerts all the time, upon being confronted with terms
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Music and speech share a code for communicating sadness in the minor third
Here’s a little experiment. You know “Greensleeves”—the famous English folk song? Go ahead and hum it to yourself. Now choose the emotion you think the song best conveys: (a) happiness, (b) sadness, (c) anger or (d) fear.
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Symphony goers, start your smart phones
The Houston Symphony will be asking audience members Thursday to please turn on their cell phones.
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Underscoring Richard Wagner’s influence on film music
You may not know his ‘Ring,’ but if you’ve seen ‘Lord of the Rings’ or ‘Star Wars’ you’ve entered his musical universe.
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