What's a Performing Arts Executive Worth?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

How much money should the head of a major performing arts organization be paid? And should executives be paid less for failing to keep finances afloat -- or more, since managing such a crisis is tough? Two experts speak with Jeff Spurgeon.

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Artists' Concert Attire: Can Sexy Be Serious Too?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Read through the fall brochures and web sites of many American orchestras and concert halls and one common theme soon grabs the eye: Youth and sex appeal are the order of the day. In this podcast, three experts debate the trend.

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The Death of Borders and the Future of Classical Retail

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The demise of Borders, America's second largest book retailer, and the U.S. launch of the online music service Spotify signaled the latest turning point in the way people buy recorded music.

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Rating City Opera's Plan For Survival

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The financially-strapped New York City Opera announced its 2011-12 season on Tuesday, in which it will move out of Lincoln Center and perform five operas in venues around the city. In this special podcast, three guests – including soprano Catherine Malfitano – give their reactions.

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The State of Pops Concerts: Where Light Meets Lite

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It once meant Tchaikovsky, Sousa and Doc Severinsen. Today it also spans video-game scores, Cuban mambo bands and the Lord of the Rings Symphony. At a time when orchestras are facing financial struggles, pops are being taken a lot more seriously.

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New York City Opera: Where Does It Go From Here?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New York City Opera's decision to move out of Lincoln Center, cut staff across the board and scale back its performance schedule has prompted a range of reactions. In this special podcast, an opera singer, a critic and a consultant predict what's next.

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American Orchestras Face the Music

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's season-long strike has been the starkest reminder of the challenging times facing many of America's 1,800 orchestras. In this special podcast, we ask whether the supply has outstripped demand for the art form.

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Confronting the System

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Classical music has a reputation for being a color-blind meritocracy. But the numbers tell a different story. In the second of two podcasts on diversity in classical music, Terrance McKnight talks with three prominent decision-makers.

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Black Classical Musicians Rewriting the Odds

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In the first of two special podcasts on African-Americans in classical music, Terrance McKnight sits down with three prominent musicians: clarinetist Anthony McGill, bass Morris Robinson and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

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Ten Greatest Composers: Beyond the Usual Suspects

Friday, January 21, 2011

For this special podcast, Terrance McKnight sits down with three experts from across the musical spectrum and asks them to rank the 10 greatest classical composers of all time.

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