MusicalAmerica.com, the industry’s one-stop Webshop for breaking news and industry contacts, announces the addition of James Conlon’s new blog,
A Rich Possession, to MA.com‘s home page. Mr. Conlon — music director of the Los Angeles Opera, the Ravinia Festival, and the Cincinnati May Festival — will address some of the complex issues facing classical music in the 21st century, particularly as they relate to future generations.
In his inaugural post, A Peculiarly American Paradox, Conlon writes,”Probably no other country can boast as many great symphony orchestras, opera companies and conservatories. We are training and producing a stunningly high level of young musicians. The paradox: every arts institution I know is struggling to keep and develop its audience.
“How did we allow things to get to this point, and how can we fix it? Those of us who love classical music and live in the United States need to see with greater clarity the problem that stands in front of us.”
With A Rich Possession, Conlon joins MusicalAmerica.com‘s list of insightful bloggers, including Sedgwick Clark (Why I Left Muncie), Alan Gilbert (Curiously Random), Rachel Straus (The Torn Tutu), James Jorden (Rough and Regie), and Eugenia Zukerman (Verbier Blog).
Founded as a weekly newspaper in 1898, Musical America through the years has appeared in a variety of formats. Today, it is both the International Directory of the Performing Arts and MusicalAmerica.com.
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One of today’s leading conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic, and choral repertoire, and developed enduring relationships with many of the world’s most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. He has conducted in virtually every North American and European music capital, and has been a frequent guest conductor at the Metropolitan Opera for over 30 years. Mr. Conlon is renowned for his efforts in championing the works of composers who were suppressed by the Nazi regime.
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