Category Archives: Education

Interview: Frederica von Stade, A Fond Farewell

Mezzo-Soprano Frederica von Stade has been a star in the music scene since her met debut in 1970. Her roles have spanned across the world’s stage in both familiar productions, like Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) … Continue reading

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Symphony Orchestras – Jewels in Small Towns

When many think of attending a symphony orchestra, larger orchestras in more affluent cities might come to mind – Boston, New York, Los Angeles among them. However, it’s the smaller towns that breed a commitment-like attitude, relying on volunteers, small … Continue reading

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What Terrence Wilson, Samuel Barber and Kids Teach Us About Classical Music

Over the weekend, I attended the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks concert, which featured works by Samuel Barber, Sergei Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel. Although I could spend time talking about the fabulous pieces and the orchestra’s skill, what caught my attention … Continue reading

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