On Buying Music: Just Do It.

There is a lot of discussion flying around the internet over the past few days regarding how we access recorded music. It all started with a post on NPR’s All Songs Considered blog about “ripping” music to develop one’s music library. As the founder of an organization that exists to expose people to classical music an invoke discussion around said music, I feel it is very important to share our stance on music consumption. Just

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Thank you for 4 great years!

Salon97 celebrated the fourth anniversary of our first listening party on Monday, May 28. Big thanks to each and every member of our community from Hometown San Francisco, to New York, to Boston, to all corners of the globe! It has been an absolute pleasure sharing classical music, conversation, and friendship with you over these past few years. Cheers to many more.

Salon97 @ SXSW

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for Your Arts Organization = A Start-up Business! Below are my recommended articles to supplement today’s conversation. Whether you could join us or not, these make for excellent reading. Enjoy! What’s an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever. 7 Ways and Why to Treat Your Career Like a Start-up 11 New Year’s Resolutions for Non-Profit Social Media Managers 10 Ways Non-Profits Can Benefit from Social Media Building a Business

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Salon97’s Annual Fundraiser!

Greetings, lovely folks. Our annual fundraiser is in full swing and we need your help! Here at Salon97 we only fundraise once a year, yet 99% of our events are completely free of charge. Please support the cause and help us keep these gatherings as accessible to all as they are now! Donate today!

Salon97 Digest, 30 October 2011

Bernard Herrmann: The Composer as Co-Author by Justin Stewart, The L Magazine We know and love him for his scores to many a Hitchcock film, but Bernard Herrmann was so much more than a composer. Opera’s Unsung Pit Heros by Colin Eatock, The Globe and Mail Wherein we get an inside peak at what it’s like to be a pit musician. Demystifying #OccupyWallStreet’s Arts and Culture Meetings by Liza Eliano, Hyperallergic Yes, there are arts

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Salon97 Digest, 28 August 2011

The Longest Serving Orchestra Musician? by Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc Sixty-four years. WOW, people. For Liszt, experimentation was a form of greatness. by Anthony Tommasini, NY Times Liszt was completely amazing, both as a performer and a composer. But you knew that, right? What did Beethoven hear when he composed music? by Deb Anderson, The Age An interesting interpretation of the meaning behind Beethoven’s life and works. A beginner’s guide to contemporary classical music. by

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Salon97 Digest, 7 August 2011

Should phones be turned on at classical concerts? by Kevin Berger, LA Times Some say yes, some say no. The yay-sayers want to be able to learn more on what their seeing and hearing instantly. The nay-sayers want the usual concert experience unchanged. Latin musicians sue over the GRAMMYs by Ben Sisario, NY Times The Recording Academy dropped a bunch of categories this year and people are angry. And now, a law suit. Drama! Will

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Salon97 Digest, 31 July 2011

To Fill a Gap in Commercial Radio, Classically Trained Apps by Bob Tedeschi, New York Times Cool classical music apps for iPhones and Androids! Do you have a fave? Let us know about it! A Tradition Shattered: Israelis Play Wagner at Bayreuth by Robert Siegel, NPR Music When Israelis play music by anti-Semite Wagner, it’s a big deal. Staying Cool with Classical Music and Salon97 by Holly Payne, Skywriter Books Last but not least! Holly

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Salon97 Digest, 24 July 2011

Finding America’s Composers by Rob Deemer, NY Times A fabulous accounting of how one musician’s career morphed from aspirations of being a band teacher to becoming a composer and radio curator — and who he met along the way. Brazil’s Orchestral Crisis by Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc Drama, classical style. Conductor who forced many musicians to re-audition for their seats now has to take a reduced role with the orchestra. Through Static, The Voice of

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