We have a number interesting and important shares from the classical music world for you today!
- Several months ago in November of 2011, we had a feature story about a symphony growing out of Kinshasa, Congo. We aren’t the only one to notice them; CBS has a great piece on them featuring an on-the-ground video from 60 Minutes.
- The Louisville Orchestra is reportedly close to an agreement with management, though the orchestra CEO has dismissed this…
- While Louisville has been fighting this battle for a while, the Minnesota Orchestra is just now entering crucial talks with musicians as they face a large deficit
- With all of these financial challenges, more and more organizations are placing a premium on philanthropy, such as the Sacramento Philharmonic
- One Russian opera-goer was so displeased with a production that she sued the opera company 1 million rubles for “moral agony” … and lost.
- The naked violinist (no joke… she really is naked) – insightful statement about human psychology and social convention, or just tacky and inappropriate?
Finally, many of us have heard music and math called “universal languages,” but exactly what is the relationship between the two? Mathematical logic is actually embedded in music. But, for most of us as listeners, it is often difficult for us to hear these patterns beneath the sound. To help us visualize this, one YouTube user called upon the power of bar graphs to construct an animated representation of the patterns of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.