Coffee Reading: Cross-Purposes in Music When Stravinsky Hits a Washington D.C. Nightclub

A great story just appeared in the Washington Post a couple of days ago that is the most perfect example I’ve ever seen of the importance of Purpose in our musical experiences. In my earlier post on the topic, I suggested that there can be problems when musicians have one Purpose for performing their music – Read More …

Personal Connection and The Music We Like (Part 6 of A Wild Theory About the Future of Classical Music)

A series of posts dedicated to understanding why people like (or dislike) certain types of music and how that could help us shape the future of the classical music world.  In this post, I’m looking at the 2nd P in my 3P model of Musical Taste: Personal Connection.     What do I mean by Personal Read More …

Coffee Reading: Imagining The Future of Orchestras + Who Are These Older People?

A few good blog reads over the last week. Greg Sandow has released not one, but two articles on how to imagine the future. Imagining A Bright Future – which is also interesting because of the two commenters: one who sees a lack of musical knowledge being the problem while the other says ‘change the music’! Read More …

Coffee Reading: Concerts in Your Living Room

I’m still writing up my thoughts on Personal Connection and classical music, but in the meantime, I noticed that concerts in private homes have been getting more airplay nowadays. This has been becoming a thing in America thanks to the amazing work that Groupmuse has been doing, but it seems to be spreading to other Read More …