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Exclusive: Orchestras must ‘ride the wave of change’ or die
New boss of Universal Music issues clarion call urging musicians to engage with audiences
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An Orchestra of Prisoners
After serving a 14-year sentence for murder, no one would have expected Sarah Jane Coffman to go anywhere near the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River, Alaska, once she was released.
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Oh, those string players are so full of themselves
Yes, but what about the louts in the brass section? Orchestra members, so unified when on stage, enjoy poking fun at one another when off.
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Silenced: ASO used as musical “prop,” audience hears recorded music at Il Divo concert
Sunday night’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre was billed as “Il Divo and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” but what the audience heard over the sound system was not the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Instead, it heard prerecorded audio tracks by
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Orchestra struck up for defectors from North
At the age of 10, a North Korean girl lost her father and fled to China to survive. She worked in factories with total strangers, and her only comfort came from music. “I liked listening to Korean ballads and foreign
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Joy in the Congo: A musical miracle
“Joy in the Congo” seems an unlikely — even impossible — title for a story from the Congo, considering the searing poverty and brutal civil war that have decimated that country. Yet in Kinshasa, the capital city, we found an
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Meet TACO, an orchestra that never plays in public and doesn’t mind sounding ‘terrible’
It’s a perfect Sunday afternoon, and the sounds of an orchestra are wafting across the playing fields outside the Hillview Community Center in Los Altos. A flyer taped to a music stand at the front door of a multipurpose room
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Cairo’s Egyptian Blind Girls Chamber Orchestra
Just from hearing it, it sounds like any professional orchestra. But the assembly of white-veiled Egyptian women in matching black gowns has a startling difference. Every woman in the orchestra is blind.
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