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Harmony at last: SPCO musicians approve new contract

Harmony at last: SPCO musicians approve new contract | creative title | Scoop.it
The longest work stoppage in St
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FINALLY LOOK AT THIS THE LOCKOUT IS OVER HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!

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Catherine Stuntebeck's comment, April 30, 2013 12:23 AM
But really, it's still very sad and unfortunate that this had to happen. The musicians agreed to a nearly 20% pay cut and a reduction in numbers - full-time musicians fell from 34 down to 28. With many musicians no longer playing with the orchestra (due to accepting positions in other orchestras/relocation), though the return of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will be joyous, there are many handfulls of challenges ahead, which include both auditioning new musicians and finding a new president for the organization. The Minnesota Orchestra will enter its eighth month of the lockout with "no talks in sight," as musicians are waiting for the lockout to end to negotiate.
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However, CONCERTS RESUME ON MAY 9TH!!!!!!!! It is so inspiring to see so many sold seats already, so soon after this announcement was made. I already have my tickets for May 19th! We have been missing a HUGE PART OF OUR CULTURE here in the Twin Cities, but things are starting to look up :) Hopefully this will push those board members over at the MNOrch into action.
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Just found this on an old vinyl. Times change so fast. - Imgur

Just found this on an old vinyl. Times change so fast. - Imgur | creative title | Scoop.it
Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Can the UK's 'toilet circuit' of small music venues survive?

Can the UK's 'toilet circuit' of small music venues survive? | creative title | Scoop.it
From Coldplay to PJ Harvey, a lot of big British rock acts started out playing tiny pubs and clubs around the UK. But with many of these venues closing, who will keep the rock'n'roll dream alive?
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While I can understand why this is happening, it is still saddening to see all these historic venues closing down. While they don't pull in the revenue that larger venues and halls bring in, they are crucial to exposing small, start-up bands to the public eye. The article mentions bands that played at these small joints; the list includes the Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Blur, and Nirvana. But besides fewer venues, the communities these small businesses call home are also losing parts of their culture and their past.

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Catherine Stuntebeck's comment, March 4, 2013 11:21 PM
also, this site makes me want ice cream all the time.
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Mi2N.com - Country Music Rises To Become America's Favorite Genre In 2012

Mi2N.com - Country Music Rises To Become America's Favorite Genre In 2012 | creative title | Scoop.it
The Once Mighty Classic-rock Genre Falls To Second Place, Due To Growing Popularity And Cross-generational Appeal Of Country Music.
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Classical Music in a Club Setting? You Bet! - WRTI

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Classical Music in a Club Setting? You Bet!
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While many people still attend concerts in traditional halls, classical music is also being played in more informal settings - and in combination with different types of music.
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Deep Purple - Concerto For Group And Orchestra (24.9.1969)

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Royal Albert Hall, 1969

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Great Technology Advancement: A Music Band Formed By Metal Robots [Video]

Great Technology Advancement: A Music Band Formed By Metal Robots [Video] | creative title | Scoop.it
Did you ever imagined what would be the level of performance if Danny Carey would have had 4 arms Or if Angus Young had 74 fingers in his hand ?

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LINK: Death metal: The Mexican artist who makes musical instruments from firearms

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Longer songs are a new track for pop artists

Longer songs are a new track for pop artists | creative title | Scoop.it
Five minutes into Justin Timberlake 's new jam "Spaceship Coupe," something strange and surprising happens. The song keeps going.
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If this is the future of pop music, I'm a new fan. That artists are beginning to move away from the standard 3:30/4-minute hit song is something really exciting. Stories worth telling are often minutes and minutes and minutes in the making; why edit an idea down to what pop culture says you must do? One of my all-time favorite records is Dream Theater's "Scenes from a Memory," a progressive concept album. What a concept album does is tell a piece of a story through each song, creating an entire album focused on one idea. Until this article, I was completely unaware of this presence in pop music. I have never been a Justin Timberlake fan, but you can believe I'll be checking out this album before this week is over. Of course, with longer tracks, it can become more difficult to keep the listener's attention; this forces both the songwriters and the performers to vary different parts of the song, changing meters, keys, modes, all that jazz. Active listeners will appreciate this, but the real question is how to keep the rest of the world's attention.

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How to Write a Music Bio | Musician Coaching

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How to write a music bio. Music bio writer Julia L. Rogers, music writer and business strategist delivers tips for artists that want to write their own compelling band bios.
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One Direction help world's music business get back on track

One Direction help world's music business get back on track | creative title | Scoop.it
Industry says 2012 was first year of global revenue growth since 1999, with 1D, Adele and Mumford & Sons in top 10 albums. By Josh Halliday
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Catherine Stuntebeck's comment, March 4, 2013 9:48 PM
but at least there was some growth
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Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

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The Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Rite of Spring” at Carnegie Hall had a lot of excitement but little fresh insight.
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Take note: Why fans of heavy metal and classical music have a lot in common

Take note: Why fans of heavy metal and classical music have a lot in common | creative title | Scoop.it
Put a heavy metal fan together with a classical music buff and you might expect the result to be far from harmonious.
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Being a big fan of both metal and classical music, I found the facts this article presented quite unsurprising. While the stereotypical fans of the two genres may be quite the opposite (older generation, white/gray hair, and classy clothing as opposed to younger, black/pink/green hair, and chains), this study shows they share multiple personality traits, such as high self-esteem, creativity, and introversion. I always correct people when they make the common assumption that fans of metal music are angry; at shows I notice nothing but a large group of people nerding out with others they have never met before over a common love in their lives: the music and the band that bring it to them. At the same time, many assume that classical music aficionados are stuck-up for enjoying a "higher art form," which may be true in some cases, but affects far from the majority of the audience. Both groups are equally enthusiastic about their musical preferences - many also a fan of the newer genre, "neoclassical metal," which combines elements of the two. A great example of this is Jon Lord's "Concerto for Group and Orchestra," which I have also scooped to this page. Film and video game scores also help blend the genres together, exposing a wider audience to music they may not have explored or even shown an interest in otherwise. Gamers will often listen to the in-game music (Halo and the Elder Scrolls series are first to mind), forgetting the symphonic aspects among the scouting, combat, and dragon-shouting of the gameplay. I often have either film or game soundtracks playing and people are surprised when I tell them, "yeah, James Horner" or "Jeremy Soule wrote this"; they're expecting a classical or romantic-era composer. I just hope that there cross-genre pieces help people gain an interest themselves in exploring other music types.

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Catherine Stuntebeck's comment, February 18, 2013 11:09 PM
Also, when I saw Iron Maiden play in Chicago a couple years ago, they opened their set with "Mars" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets" suite. It was an empowering moment - one I won't soon forget.
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Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate? : NPR

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A new study from the University of Melbourne claims that when you don't understand music, you don't even really hear it. And the more you hear it — and understand it — the more you might love it.
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(EN) - A Glossary of Classical Music Terms | Classical Candor

(EN) - A Glossary of Classical Music Terms | Classical Candor | creative title | Scoop.it
A Glossary of Classical Music Terms. If you're like me, from time to time you may have to look up an occasional musical term; thus, with the help of the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, the Harvard Concise Dictionary of ...

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Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes' - Audio interview

Described as the greatest living Wagnerian tenor, Kaufmann is using the Richard Wagner's bicentennial to reacquaint listeners with the controversial composer's work.

 

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