Phones at the opera

One of my favorite productivity bloggers took in his first opera this summer, as part of a trip to Prague. His thoughts on the amount of smartphone use during the outdoor performance sparked a few ponderings from the presenter’s perspective: The performing arts have all had to contend with the rise of new technology over the … Read more

Long Beach Opera included in grant cluster to support audience development

Long Beach Opera is one of 10 national companies to receive a grant from Opera America’s Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program. Opera America is the national service organization for opera and the nation’s leading champion for American opera. The $160,000 Award will be dispersed to 10 companies which promote deep learning experiences about new … Read more

Changing the words around classical

The classical music blogosphere has touched several times recently on one of the biggest problems with the way our art is marketed:  we don’t know how to write about it.  In fact, most musicians don’t know how to speak compellingly to laypeople, much less their own colleagues.  If we can’t seem excited about what we … Read more

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