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Some information about a Midsummer Adult Piano Retreat in the Berkshires.
Concerts, Recitals, and Competitions...
Make sure you keep an eye on This Section of the forums.
And by all means, if you know about an upcoming concert, recital, or competition, please post the details in this area so we can share it with the other members and guests.
Take a look at This Thread and you will see what I mean.
This one stirred up some discussions, but hey, it's a Piano FORUM, discussions are what we do :-)
It is now widely acknowledged that classical music in America is in dire, even desperate straits. Critics, commentators, and managers have noted with alarm that concert audiences are aging steadily and that people under fifty seem disinclined either to attend classical-music events or to support the organizations that present them. Some presenters and performers have responded by seeking to change the time-honored institution of the solo recital in ways meant to make it less formal and more contemporary. Classical artists, for example, are now being advised to speak to their audiences from the stage, to play a fresher and wider-ranging mix of repertoire, even to employ up-to-date staging techniques.
Yet as anyone who keeps up with the programs in America’s major concert halls is well aware, very few artists are taking this advice. Far more often than not, classical performers continue to come before the public dressed in more or less formal attire and to play two-hour-long programs consisting of three or four groups of pieces drawn from the standard repertoire and arranged in chronological order, never speaking a word out loud save to announce their encores.Nor is this reluctance to break with tradition a function of age. The thirty-eight-year-old Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, one of the most highly acclaimed classical performers of his generation, played a recital last month at Carnegie Hall that could have been given in 1968, or 1928: a Bach toccata, a Schubert sonata, Grieg’s G Minor Ballade, and a group of Debussy preludes.
View the Rest of the Thread Here, and read the comments from our forums members.
How to Buy, Play, & Enjoy a Digital Piano
The title says it all.
It's a manual on HOW to actually take advantage of what a digital piano can offer. It covers topics such as how to shop for one and get the best deal, which features are useful and which useless, and how to use it to help you learn to play - and to maximize your enjoyment of making music.Read the Table of Content and Introduction FREE here.
Elvis Presley's 24K Gold Piano goes on Auction
Anybody know where to find Bed & Breakfasts with a piano?
You can read about one in Australia Here.
If you know of any, please add them to the above thread.
Along the same lines... Hotels with Practice Pianos?
Forums for our younger members?
One of our newer members (artobsessed) was asking about a forum geared more toward teens.
I'm not sure we need to add another forum, but we should make sure the under 20 set knows they are welcome (and there are other under 20 members). Initial Discussion Here
You think English is Easy??
Read This and Then Decide
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