Society

 
Miami Sets a Precedent with New World Symphony

Miami, Florida conjures pristine beaches, blue skies, steamy air, trendsetting nightlife and Cuban food. But there is more to Miami than that—classical music! Take in high-quality performances by The New World Symphony at their stunning concert venue New World Center [...] more >>

by Janet Horvath | April 23rd, 2017
 
When Music meets Business: Leadership and Communication with Marc-Antoine Hamet

The worlds of business and arts rarely meet. But both worlds have things to teach the other, and in recent years there’s been a growing trend for collaboration and discussion about aspects of life and work common to people working [...] more >>

by William Cole | April 23rd, 2017
 
Stingy Olympic Judges

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, was raised and educated in the classical tradition. “He was particularly impressed with the idea of what it meant to be a true Olympian, someone who was not only athletic, [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | April 11th, 2017
 
The True Embodiment of the Olympic Spirit Micheline Ostermeyer

Pierre de Coubertin, father of the modern Olympic games strongly believed that sports and the arts had become artificially separated. As such, he looked to integrate music alongside other art forms in the Olympic competition itself. The first “pentathlon of [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | March 19th, 2017
 
Playing for Progress: In Touch with Alyson Frazier

2016 has certainly seen more crises than most years. But while the attention of the general public and the media tends to move quickly from one disaster to the next, many of those crises remain far from resolved. One of [...] more >>

by William Cole | February 28th, 2017
 
A Musical Call to Arms

The Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra recently performed a series of concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim — nine programs devoted to the nine Bruckner symphonies, which on two evenings were preceded by [...] more >>

by Ursula Rehn Wolfman | February 12th, 2017
 
Sumi Jo banned from performing in China

If you live and work in the Asia-Pacific region you surely are familiar with THAAD. The acronym actually stands for “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,” and represents an anti-ballistic missile system designed to destroy incoming ballistic missiles. The missile carries [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | February 9th, 2017
 
Still too hot to handle! Daniel Auber: La muette de Portici !

The Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels hosted a rather special performance on 25 August 1830. William I, Prince of Orange and King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg was celebrating the 15th year of his reign, and [...] more >>

by Georg Predota | February 5th, 2017