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Everyone likes classical music. Not everyone knows it yet.

Grantwriting Tips from Fiction Writers

My hobbyist interest in writing fiction began when I started writing grant applications. There, now you know. Whether it’s for music or mental health, education or the environment, it takes a little creativity to interpret a non-profit’s programs in a way that … Continue reading

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C4 Concerts this week


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American Classical Orchestra kicks off HANDELFEST with a Children’s Concert

UPDATE: It seems I’ve confused my most loyal supporters (Hi mom and dad!) I’m attending the ACO family concert on Saturday, not performing in it. My toddler, on the other hand, will most likely lift her voice with the performers.  … Continue reading

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Opera Lafayette Discount Code

  Tfoldecho’s first discount offer! Use the discount code “BlogNY” at to receive a generous 20% off tickets to the American premiere of Les Femmes Vengées, a 1775 opera by Philidor that inspired Mozart and DaPonte’s Così, written in 1789. It’s a double … Continue reading

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Words and Music for New Year’s

Time for ye old annual post of the best way to ring in the New Year: Tennyson’s Ring Out Wild Bells from his dirge to a close friend, In Memoriam, A. H. H., as set to women’s voices by the British composer Andrew Downes. … Continue reading

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South African Music

Buried in the spilled ink about the death of Nelson Mandela last  week was a mention in the Times of South African hip-hop artist HHP. His song, Harembe, explores the disconnect between the country’s born frees, who never knew apartheid, … Continue reading

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Too bad, #Two Boys

“Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for a real Republican every time.” Harry Truman Thus, the reception of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys at the Met could be described as classical … Continue reading

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Are you flippin’ kidding me?

As if the news from Minnesota and NYCO weren’t bad enough, there will be no opening night concert at Carnegie Hall tonight. Conflict with the stage hand union over what counts as a performing venue, rather than an educational one, … Continue reading

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In Defense of Development

The music world bates its breath this month, with the nail-biting reality show that is the Minnesota Orchestra debacle scheduled to come to some sort of conclusion. Shout out to the ever-entertaining and vital Song of the Lark for revelatory … Continue reading

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