What is the Future of Arts Journalism?
By Robert Bettmann
• ARTSblog • Monday, July 28, 2014
Arts journalism is changing rapidly. Newspaper coverage has shifted, and the number of blogs and small magazines covering the arts has grown exponentially. While it’s uncertain what the structural changes in arts journalism will mean for the arts over the next twenty years, changes are happening and affecting audience participation.
American Opera, Rising
By Eileen Cunniffe
• Nonprofit Quarterly • Monday, July 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed wrote a compelling piece last week exploring the state of opera in American cities and, notably, the increase in new American works of opera as a means of keeping the artistic discipline relevant and appealing to 21st-century American audiences. “The art form is not standing still,” he writes. “It’s growing, uncontrollably, by leaps and messy bounds.”
The Future of Classical Music
By Diane Rehm
• The Diane Rehm Show • Monday, July 28, 2014
Classical music has thrived for centuries. But many say it is now facing its biggest challenges of all time, and risks becoming obsolete. Orchestras across the country face financial trouble, and there’s worry that the younger generations are connecting less and less with Brahms and Debussy. In response, many organizations are venturing into new musical and technological territory to attract loyal audiences…everything from intimate “living room” concerts organized on social media, to collaborations with pop and rock artists. A look at classical music’s place in society, and what’s in store for its future.
Following the orchestra leader
By Miriam Kreinin Souccar
• Crain's New York Business • Monday, July 28, 2014
Since the Dimenna Center opened, another rehearsal space for the performing arts has sprung up in Manhattan.
Orchestra Faults Met Chief’s Record as a Lockout Looms
By Michael Cooper
• The New York Times • Sunday, July 27, 2014
Facing a potential lockout that could halt work at the Metropolitan Opera when its labor contracts expire next week, representatives of the company’s orchestra sat down with the administration on Friday for their first across-the-table negotiating session since February.
The meeting appeared to be less than harmonious.
Carlo Bergonzi, Masterful Operatic Tenor, Dies at 90
By Margalit Fox
• The New York TImes • Sunday, July 27, 2014
Carlo Bergonzi, one of the 20th century’s most distinguished operatic tenors, renowned for the refined interpretive taste and keen musical intelligence he brought to his art, died on Friday in Milan. He was 90.