Archive | March, 2008

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TAFTO 2008 Is Just Around The Corner

Back for its fourth year, the Take A Friend To Orchestra (TAFTO) program will feature several of the most entertaining, insightful, and clever bloggers, musicians, administrators, and concertgoers as they write about how patrons throughout the country can invite friends who don't regularly participate in live music events to a performance. New features for 2008 include an easy to navigate main page, promotional banners, centralized contributor bios, and a special day just for TAFTO reader submissions. you'll also find a special shortcut element located in the top left column throughout the month [...]
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TAFTO 2008 – Contributor Biographies

Learn all about the contributors who make Take a Friend To Orchestra everything it is. Each one provides their time in the spirit of making classical music and live concert events everything they can be. Click a name to read a contributor’s bio: Jeremy Denk | Charles T. Downey | Chris Foley | Matt Heller | Carlos Kalmar | Laurie Niles | Ben Smith | Ron Spigelman | Gary Ginstling Carlos Kalmar was appointed Music Director of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in 2003, and is also Principal Conductor of the Grant Park […]

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The Shreveport Times: How Coverage Should Unfold

The Shreveport Times: How Coverage Should Unfold

The 3/27/2008 edition of the Shreveport Times published an article by Donecia Pea which provides a comprehensive look at the ongoing labor dispute between the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the symphony musicians, the Orchestra Players United of Shreveport-Bossier (OPUS). After wading through the less than desirable coverage of the Columbus situation provided by the Columbus Dispatch, it is a welcome relief to see some evenhanded reporting… (more…)

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An Orchestra Vanishes

The CBC Radio Orchestra is being disbanded at the end of November, 2008. The Globe and Mail reported the announcement late this evening. According to the paper, CBC spokesperson Jeff Keay was quoted saying "Really, it's straight up a case of economics…We couldn't afford to maintain the orchestra." Nevertheless, the paper reports that Keay "maintains the CBC will save no money with this move." With economic sense like that, it is a wonder the orchestra made it this far. A sad day for Canada and all of North America culture. More on [...]
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TAFTO BANNERS – Get Empowered!

To use, just click on any banner below to preview and if you want to use it, right click on the image and then select "save image." Afterward, insert the image into your blog or webpage and attach the following URL: http://www.adaptistration.com/adaptistration/TAFTO2008.html Standard TAFTO banners (click dimensions to view) View TAFTO-120x60 View TAFTO-160x600 View TAFTO-180x150 View TAFTO-234x60 View TAFTO-240x400 View TAFTO-300x250 View TAFTO-468x60 View TAFTO-728x90   Featured Author TAFTO Banners (click dimensions to view) TAFTO Banner Featuring All Authors View TAFTO-120x600 TAFTO Banners Featuring Jeremy Denk View TAFTO-160x600 Jeremy Denk View TAFTO-240x400 [...]
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