Monthly Archives: June 2011

Guest Bloggers: Colin Thurmond and Rich Chwastiak

[Colin Thurmond’s iPod is a veritable grab bag—his musical taste spans classical, electronic, and even Gaga. Only a few days after stepping on the NEC scene, he began sketching out an event that would mash up classical and electronic music, … Continue reading

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This blog has spent a great deal of time and space and generated considerable commentary and debate on the subject of the future of Orchestras in this country. The current situation is well-documented – orchestras going out of business completely … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Marie Montilla NEC Abreu Fellow ’11

[On June 2, NEC celebrated the graduation of our second class of Abreu Fellows, the training program we undertook as the result of Maestro José Antonio Abreu’s TED “Wish to Change the World.”  The Fellows now go out into the … Continue reading

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In my last posting on the American orchestra crisis, I promised to create a virtual symposium on the complex issues.  I proposed inviting musicians, orchestra managers, union representatives, consultants, funders, students to weigh in with their thoughts. I have issued … Continue reading

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