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Happy Memorial Day!

Whether you’re home all day enjoying the holiday with family and friends or your orchestra is putting on a performance today, try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday. Furthermore, take a moment to remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces…

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A Concert You Don’t Want To Miss

It isn’t often that I take time to promote a specific concert event but today is an exception to the rule. On Sunday, 5/11/2014, The MET Orchestra is performing an all Dvořák concert conducted by James Levine and featuring Lynn Harrell performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor; to top it off, it’s at Carnegie Hall. […]

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For All Of You Who Thought Conductor Hero Was A Gag…

Where there’s a will, there’s a way and the folks at Leipzig’s Mendelssohn Museum decided to bring simulated conducting to the next level with an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to genuinely conduct a virtual orchestra. Designed for the museum by interactive design studio, WhiteVOID, the system was featured in the 5/2/14 edition of […]

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An Odd News Week For The Colorado Symphony

Oscar Wilde said “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” and that particular problem isn’t one the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has had to worry about this past week. Oh, Give Me A Home… The orchestra appears to be in genuine peril over […]

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Just When You Thought It Was Done

It seemed like the story behind the Lipinski Strad robbery was winding down; suspects were apprehended, the instrument and bows were returned, and all that remained were the gears of the remaining investigation and likely trial. But all of that took a sharp left turn when one of the suspects, Salah Salahadyn, walked into the […]

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Closure Is Good

Unless you’ve been in some sort of personal media blackout, it’s difficult to avoid all of the news surrounding the discovery and return of the Lipinski Stradivarius last weekend. In addition to performing a special recital on 2/10/2014, the Lipinki’s current steward, violinist Frank Almond, has started talking about the event now that the investigation […]

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The original idea for today was to officially launch the Orchestra 990 Database Project Kickstarter campaign but thanks to the astoundingly slow process at Amazon Payments, the launch cycle has been pushed back a bit. We’re looking at Monday, 2/9/14 as the new launch date. Fortunately, the Lipinski Strad ordeal ended the week on a […]

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