Behind the scenes

You Know It’s The End of The Season When…

Once again the end of the season finally arrives after weeks of wonderful performances—subscription concerts with great artists and soloists, young people and children’s programs, chamber music performances, and plenty of summer pops programs. Our students scurry to various summer [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | August 17th, 2014
The bits you don’t see… backstage at concerts and competitions

Sitting in a comfortable seat in a concert hall, watching the soloist striding out confidently, you relax knowing that the performer arrived in good time, had ample rehearsal, and a quiet place to rest beforehand in order to be in [...] more >>

by Oliver Pashley | August 9th, 2014
Behind the Scenes at Aldeburgh with the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Many think of big festivals in the UK as happening in the bigger cities – London, Cambridge, Huddersfield… But tucked away in the not-too-far reaches of Suffolk lies the quiet town of Aldeburgh, home to one of the most formidable [...] more >>

by Oliver Pashley | July 7th, 2014
Backstage Secrets

“Why don’t you get a new publicity photo to match your new hair color?” a man said to me immediately after I performed the Elgar Cello Concerto in a Northern Minnesota town. I thought I’d played it pretty well… and [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | June 14th, 2014
In touch with Michaël Adda of La Dolce Volta Records The Art of the Recording

We have to admire, in this increasingly digital age, the determination and drive of Michaël Adda of the French label La Dolce Volta. He has created a perfect new label that brings us both the best of the past with [...] more >>

by Maureen Buja | June 13th, 2014
In touch with Bright Sheng

In four years’ time, the Intimacy of Creativity has grown from a university arts project to a widely sought after chance by emerging young composers to come to Hong Kong and get creative with renowned pianist, composer and founder of [...] more >>

by Stephanie Ip | June 11th, 2014
In touch with James Conway

Amidst much doom and gloom, the UK’s opera scene has quietly flourished into perhaps the country’s most diverse and creative arts sector. As well as regular performances from the Royal Opera House (now offering cheaper seats than ever before), English [...] more >>

by William Cole | May 26th, 2014
Lufthansa Festival

In May, a corner of London just south-east of Victoria Station will spend a week ringing to the sound of some of the world’s finest baroque musicians. The Lufthansa Festival celebrates its 30th birthday this year, and there are other [...] more >>

by William Cole | May 4th, 2014