Category Archive: Music

Opera: “I’m not dead!”

With all the talk about San Diego Opera, the Met Opera, and a bit further back, the closure of New York City Opera we might be quick to say that Opera is a… Continue reading

New New Music Groups in Louisville

As I mentioned in my previous post, at least five groups have been formed in the past couple of years which focus significantly or exclusively on new music in the Louisville area.  This… Continue reading

Musical Chairs in Louisville Arts Music Culture 2011-2014

As we approach the three year anniversary of the work stoppage of the Louisville Orchestra and as I’ve been doing a significant amount of research into the local Greater Louisville Music and Arts… Continue reading

Musical Literacy versus Musical Fluency

A couple years ago while reading Dick Weissman’s book, Making a Living in Your Local Music Market, I blogged about the section in the book about Musical Literacy. As Weissman related some remarks… Continue reading

Grant and Hettinger: Table I. Number of Symphony Orchestras Existing in 1937

This is a mess. We can even set aside the issues I’ve brought up regarding the lack of inclusion of WPA and other federally funded orchestras, this Table should give anyone pause just… Continue reading

…or maybe the Musical Long Tail is partially hidden…

In my previous post, I reflected on the growing disparity of revenue earned by musicians through the traditional channels of recordings and live concerts. It seems that we’re seeing things skewed towards Superstars… Continue reading

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