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Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday: As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all. The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our state and its citizens.  In addition, the economic…See More
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Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday: As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all. The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our state and its citizens.  In addition, the economic…See More
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Stephanie Powell's blog post was featured

National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.The high school orchestra, who showcased…See More
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National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.The high school orchestra, who showcased…See More
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World Premiere of James Newton Howard's New Violin Concerto

Dateline: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., 2015Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony celebrated their 25 years together as Music Director and Orchestra with a concert rooted in proud, deep emotions and sad memories; it was celebrated also by the glamorous audience that filled…See More
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Laurence Vittes posted a blog post

World Premiere of James Newton Howard's New Violin Concerto

Dateline: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., 2015Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony celebrated their 25 years together as Music Director and Orchestra with a concert rooted in proud, deep emotions and sad memories; it was celebrated also by the glamorous audience that filled…See More
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Last Sheet-Music Store in New York Closes

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports: “What’s on your mind?” asks Heidi Rogers, owner of Frank Music Company, “What do you want to ask me?”It’s been a long week. March 6 marked the last day Rogers would handwrite a receipt, tie it up in a blue envelope, and…See More
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Stephanie Powell posted a blog post

Last Sheet-Music Store in New York Closes

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports: “What’s on your mind?” asks Heidi Rogers, owner of Frank Music Company, “What do you want to ask me?”It’s been a long week. March 6 marked the last day Rogers would handwrite a receipt, tie it up in a blue envelope, and…See More
Mar 16

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Sphinx Organization Announces New Successor

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm

Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The following statement was posted on Monday:



As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness.  The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all.



The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm

National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.

The…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on March 23, 2015 at 12:13pm

World Premiere of James Newton Howard's New Violin Concerto

Dateline: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., 2015

Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony celebrated their 25 years together as Music Director and Orchestra with a concert rooted in proud, deep emotions and sad memories; it was celebrated also by the…

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Posted by Laurence Vittes on March 17, 2015 at 1:24pm

Last Sheet-Music Store in New York Closes

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports:

 

“What’s on your mind? ” asks Heidi Rogers, owner of Frank Music Company, “What do you want to ask me?”

It’s been a long week. March 6 marked the last day Rogers…

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Posted by Stephanie Powell on March 16, 2015 at 3:00pm

Glenn Dicterow Teams Up with NCCO

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports:

“Quiet,” says cellist Michelle Djokic of the New Century Chamber Orchestra (NCCO) to her gregarious and chatty cohorts. “The boss has something to say!”

“Which boss?” quips Glenn Dicterow, the New York Philharmonic’s former longtime concertmaster.

It's the March 4 rehearsal at the Kanbar Performing Arts…

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Posted by Greg Cahill on March 7, 2015 at 4:12pm

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Playing a Gadulka 1 Reply

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What's the Most Challenging Piece You've Ever Encountered? 1 Reply

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More about string choice for an already bright violin 4 Replies

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Dorothy Rubin violinist photo 1 Reply

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What inspired you the most to start playing a stringed instrument as an Adult? 41 Replies

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"Artistic temperament" 3 Replies

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"The Hack" 1 Reply

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J. H. Fiocco's Allegro 2 Replies

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New blog post: “Play what it is, not what it isn’t.” 1 Reply

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