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Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

Michael Tilson Thomas
18, 2014

While there is something to be said for the fresh perspective and energy provided by a visiting conductor, there is also an argument to be made it is more important for an orchestra to have a long term goal beyond just playing concerts.

Famed Oboist Ray Still Has Died At 94

2, 2014

Oboist Ray Still passed away on March 12 at the age of 94 in Woodstock, Vermont surrounded by his family and listening to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

Conductor Spotlight

Leopold Stokowski.
Leopold Stokowski was famous for his big style of conducting.
1, 2011

While some conductors get attention for controversial styles, others do for their solo performances (as in, without an orchestra). The fine line between innovation and attention-seeking in classical music.