This introspective and honest article by Benjamin F. Carlson has been floating around the classical music community over the past week. For obvious reasons, classical people get really excited when someone from “the outside” gives us a nod and says our music is good, too. That aside, the article is a good read for anyone… Continue reading It’s Just Music
The New York Philharmonic recently presented an innovative production of Ligeti‘s Le Grand Macabre. To accompany this brilliant show, the NY Phil’s marketing department put together a series of behind-the-scenes flip cam videos. So many times we wonder what it takes to put together the wonderful concerts we attend, and thankfully, the New York Phil… Continue reading NY Phil’s Le Grand Macabre by Ligeti
We had a new guest at our “Terrible Twos” celebration on Saturday, Chloe Veltman, a musician and freelance culture correspondent for the New York Times. A few days later, Chloe wrote me to ask if we’d submit a guest post for her blog, Lies Like Truth, with the ArtsJournal network of cultural blogs. We are… Continue reading Salon97 Visits ArtsJournal
Two of the top searches that drove internet surfers to the Salon97 site in the past couple weeks included the following: “classical music” and “what is so great about it.” I was pretty surprised to see this, but I also saw this as a great opportunity to make a top 10 list of things that… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Classical Music Rocks
The most-asked question we encounter when it comes to classical music concert-going is, “When the heck am I supposed to clap?!” Salon97’s default response is that it is generally most acceptable to wait until the end of the piece. If you’re confused, just follow the crowd. But now, this may be starting to change. Alex… Continue reading Stop Clapping!!