|Lectures, family concerts help audiences learn more about the music they enjoy at the Rockport Chamber Music FestivalBy Keith Powers/CorrespondentFri May 22, 2009, 12:07 PM EDT
Rockport – One thing classical music organizations like Rockport Music have learned is that educating an audience — especially younger audiences — is as important as getting them to buy tickets. With cutbacks in public school music education stretching back decades, more and more people need to learn the basics of what makes music great. And audiences that already love the music are always hungry to learn more about their favorite artists and repertory.
A novice dives into Puccini’s tragic world in Opera 101
On a typical Thursday evening, Pauline Kerwin, a 28-year-old product manager at a Lexington software company, might have drinks with co-workers or catch up on the latest issue of Smithsonian Magazine at her Boxborough home. But this fall, Kerwin spent her Thursday nights engaged in a far more daunting task: learning about opera.
|From the Manhattan, Kansas Mercury
Date: December 31, 2005 Page: d2
|Was this composer a WWI German spy?
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|Christopher BannerContributing Writer|
|Musicologists are a harmless lot – the stamp collectors of the music world. So, when Boston doctoral student Leigh Maxwell starts running into serious difficulty gathering materials for her dissertation on Spanish composer Enrique Dadi (1877-1949), she wonders what is going on. Two previous Dadi scholars have died violent deaths under mysterious circumstances and one just plain disappeared without a trace. People, from whom she would have expected ready help, take a long time returning phone calls or replying to letters, and offer little or no help when they do.|