Archive | January, 2007


Gallery Update

Photographs from my recent trips to Nashville and Phoenix are now available in two new photo albums at Adaptistration's online gallery. Each album contains a brief description of the trip related to the photos along with links to corresponding articles. Keep in mind that all photographs are copyrighted but you can feel free to request permission to use any of them. Take Me To The Adaptistration Photo Gallery
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Growing Storm Or Much To-Do About Nothing?

I am heading to the studios of WBEZ, Chicago [correction, I was actually at the NPR, Chicago Bureau studio] to record an interview with NPR about an issue within the business that is slowing garnering public attention... One of the topics for discussion is the growing trend of larger budget orchestras establishing multi-week residency programs in major metropolitan areas far away from their home city and the long term impact they may have on those satellite cities. I'll post details about when the radio program will be broadcast in the near future [...]
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Revisiting Statistics

Recently, I received a note from a reader who described himself as a dedicated orchestra patron. He wrote to me asking about some news his local orchestra sent to him... This particular message was to notify registered patrons that the organization had recently calculated that they reached 100 percent of their ticket sales goal for 2006 portion of the 2006-2007 season. The problems, wrote the patron, were that he and his wife were confused by the notice because they've attended all of their orchestra's classical and pop subscription concerts and have not [...]
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Summing Up My Time At ASU

I had a wonderful, albeit brief, time talking to the ASU post-graduate orchestral conducting students. The 45 minute exchange turned out to be a concentrated and frank discussion, even by my standards… Of all the lectures and discussions I have conducted with college students over the years, I approached this session with the least structure and preparation. Not out of any disinterest or laziness mind you, but because the subject matter was rather fluid. In general, the topic was “leadership” and that quickly spun off to cover a handful of concentrated topics. […]

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Fogel, Kluger, McAuliffe, Snead, And Prescott?

Arts Journal's Music News recently featured an article appearing in Musical America which detailed the recent annual conference of the Association of British Orchestras. The article reports that the conference invited Henry Fogel, David Snead, Joseph Kluger, Jack McAuliffe, Kate Prescott to participate as featured participants. In fact, while in the middle of reading the article, a colleague sent me an email message with a subject line of "Oh, come the #@$ on!"... My reaction to the article wasn't quite that strong but I did find myself wondering how on earth the [...]
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