Monday, May 12, 2008
The future of classical music - again
Greg Sandow writes a high-profile blog on 'the future of classical music' and I received the following email this morning:
I thought your readers might be interested in this week’s post on the NPAC (National Performing Arts Convention) blog: Greg Sandow writes about how distinguishing between “high” and “low” art and “popular” culture versus, simply, “culture” limits audiences. All comments – agreements and arguments alike - are welcome.
As regular readers will know I'm very interested in the future of classical music so I checked out First Chair Promotions website which told me they are - 'a fully integrated firm devoted to supporting unique artists and their vast ranges of interests and talents. First Chair promises the most innovative iniatives in marketing and publicity and is committed to breaking down conventional media and collabaration boundaries.'
First Chair Promotion's clients include Hilary Hahn who is managed by leading music power broker and talent agency IMG Artists, singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane who is also contracted to IMG, bass/baritone Eric Owens who, sorry to be boring, is also with IMG, soprano Measha Brueggergosman who is, you guessed it, signed to IMG, England's own King's Singers, yes they are too, and 'critic/composer/consultant' Greg Sandow .
Just people doing their job, nobody is hiding anything, you can find it simply by Googling, and it is the future of classical music.
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