Archive | February, 2015

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Someone Tell Carnegie’s Perelman That Millennials Do Like Classical Music

As an interesting juxtaposition to what incoming Carnegie Hall board chair, Ronald Perelman, apparently believes is a general distaste for classical music among the Millennial generation, CityScope magazine recently published an article by Karen Wilson titled Elegant, Evocative, Edgy — The New Face of Classical Music that focuses on a group of classical musicians in Chattanooga, TN and some their work with building an audience base from a broad generational cross section. Each musician is provided a cliff notes size profile and it would be interesting to see an expanded version of […]

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Chairs Are For Chumps

I am eyeball deep in eleventh hour activity for a mega Venture Platform event manager upgrade (more on that next week) and that means 14 hours work days; consequently, it is times like this that make me oh-so-grateful to have made the plunge into ditching expensive office chairs in favor of a motorized adjustable desk. After two solid decades of buying one office chair after the next (each more expensive than the last) in hopes of finally marginalizing repetitive stress fatigue, back stress, and numb-butt the journey ended up at a place […]

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How To Lose Donors & Alienate Patrons

In case you’ve missed it, the incoming board chair at Carnegie Hall, Ronald Perelman, has made it clear that he wants to fill that venue’s event calendar with more pop acts like the type he remembers from the 1950’s and 1960’s. At least, that’s what he told the New York Times in an article by Robin Pogrebin for the 2/19/2015 edition. The article projects an image of Perelman as a board leader with a governance style more akin to shooting from the hip rather than firm market research and mission driven planning. […]

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Read At Joes

I want to take a moment to highlight the 11 year anniversary for Joe Patti’s excellent culture blog, Butts In The Seats; Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management. I was enormously pleased when Joe decided to include his blog among the Inside The Arts ranks and with more than 1,600 posts it is one of the longest running culture blogs around. Year 11 has been one of not only deserved growth but Joe has garnered an equally warranted amount of attention including being listed by Barry Hessenius 2014’s Top 50 Most Powerful […]

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You Get An Extra Day To KILL DE WABBIT!

On January 22, 2015 we took a look at how a New York Philharmonic (NYPhil) promo video on Facebook for their Bugs Bunny At The Symphony II show managed to go viral along with its impact on ticket sales. As a worthwhile follow-up, it is worth pointing out sales were so high, the NYPhil added an additional performance to the original three. The show’s co-creator, George Daugherty, posted a note on his Facebook account announcing the additional show on 2/12/2015 and at the time this article was written, the original promo video has […]

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