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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Last night I witnessed a six hour long opera named “The Mastersingers of Nuremberg.” It’s a Wagner piece that is a comedy. I believe it’s one if not the only comedy this composer ever wrote. 226 more words

Muse's New Album Features An Orchestra, And It Sounds Beautiful

Muse have been recording their upcoming 7th album since October, with Robert John “Mutt” Lange in the producer’s seat. The band has been good about sharing studio tidbits on their Instagram, but now they’ve upped it to a new level: Muse just shared a brief clip of an orchestra! 130 more words


Live from The Midwest Clinic - Day 1

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist

Sweet Home Chicago

Greetings from the exhibit hall at the 2014 Midwest Clinic! After a full day of set up on Tuesday ( 325 more words

Music Education

Orchestra on Muse's LP7!

Finally, the first real taste of LP7! An Instagram video got uploaded yesterday, showing us an orchestra in Milan, recording some strings for the upcoming album. 19 more words


Natalie MacMaster at the Cleveland Orchestra

I have always had a penchant for classical music (besides my crazy love for scream-o metal music). The symphonies of Beethoven and the violin concertos of Vivaldi have been my “soul” music for many years now. 673 more words


Is Orchestral Music in Decline?

I attend performances of both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and Orchestra Toronto (an excellent community orchestra which performs in the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York – well worth the drive!) regularly, and have noticed that lately, the number of younger people attending concerts has been sparse.   303 more words