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Debating The Cinema Craze On Soundcheck Smackdown

I’ll be appearing today on WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer at 2:00 p.m. ET for a debate about simulcasts and what they hold for performing arts groups. Most folks are likely well aware of The Metropolitan Opera, which pioneered the efforts but this season sees the influx of big budget orchestras into the mix including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic… (more…)

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Talking About The NYPhil On Soundcheck Today

I'll be appearing today on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer at 2:00 p.m. ET to talk about the New York Philharmonic's performance at North Korea's East Pyongyang Grand Theater. Due to the time change the orchestra's performance which took place this morning at 4:00 a.m. ET, won't be hard in the U.S. until later this evening. Nevertheless, I hope we'll have some word on how the event unfolded. Opinions on the NYPhil's decision to include the stop in Pyongyang as part of their Asia 2008 tour has created an unusual rift in [...]
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Appearing On WNYC’s Soundcheck Today

I'll be appearing today on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer at approximately 2:00p.m. ET today to talk about whether or not declining print coverage of classical music is necessarily as bad as some of the doomsayers suggest. Furthermore, is it possible to make the case that blogs are actually becoming more important than print media and perhaps that's where the future lies... Just like all of the Soundcheck shows, this promises to be a fascinating discussion and having none other than Frank Oteri (TAFTO '07 contributor) along for the ride as a [...]
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Keith Lockhart On Soundcheck

Tune in for today's broadcast of Soundcheck with John Schaefer as Boston Pops music director Keith Lockhart stops in to talk about Pops programming. Officially, the topic of the show is "Making Orchestra Pops Concerts Hip" and since it was planned before the now infamous balcony fight, it serves as one of those fantastic coincidences. At the same time, it would have been even more amusing if the planned title was "Making Pops Concerts A Hit"... I would be surprised if they were able to get through the episode without mentioning something [...]
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