Unanswered Question | New Musical Venues for a New National Moment

With classical music under siege, many are rethinking audiences and venues. Here in Manhattan, Geffen Hall – previously Fisher Hall, and before that Philharmonic Hall – has never been an inviting place in which to hear music. The acoustics are defective, the ambience is nothing special. One cannot blame the hall for the New York […]

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Unanswered Question | Rethinking “Classical Radio”

When commercial radio was new, the airwaves were saturated with classical music – not just recordings and live concerts, but highly produced pedagogical programs. You could tune into Abram Chasins for tips on playing Chopin’s E-flat major Nocturne. What today passes for classical music radio is a different species of broadcasting. You can spend an […]

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PostClassical Ensemble’s Kevin Deas on WETA | Classical Conversation

PostClassical Ensemble’s Resident Artists and Soloist in the upcoming program The Trumpet Shall Sound on February 4 at the National Cathedral, Kevin Deas joined WETA’s Marilyn Cooley for a Classical Conversation. The PostClassical Ensemble and Washington National Cathedral join forces on Saturday, February 4 at the Cathedral for a concert titled The Trumpet Shall Sound — A Program of Spirituals and Religious Arias.  Bass-baritone Kevin Deas is […]

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Arthur Hartman: A Legacy of Cultural Diplomacy

HONORING THE LATE ARTHUR HARTMAN AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO CULTURAL DIPLOMACY Hartman was a master practitioner of cultural diplomacy in a period when the US State Department had largely abandoned culture as a diplomatic tool.Arthur Hartman (1927-2015) was an American career diplomat who served as Ambassador to France under President Jimmy Carter and Ambassador to […]

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