Music

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EMMET COHEN: FOREVER MODERN

THE NEW YORK JAZZ MUSICIAN REFLECTS OF PANDEMIC CREATIVITY

"Jazz music has always adjusted, and it’s always adapted. That’s what it preaches and teaches: it’s about flexibility, it’s about adaptation, and it’s been amazing to see how the music has evolved in the time and space of the pandemic.”

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CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JEFF ALEXANDER - PRESIDENT OF CHICAGO
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION

"It’s not easy; it's never easy. But we’ll see improvements because of 2020. It’s opened our eyes even further; prompted us to ask, 'Can’t you see what your organization looks like? Don’t you think it should look different?'”

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NEEF: THE EXIT INTERVIEW

ALEXANDER NEEF - PARIS OPERA HOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

There are always questions that you ask yourself, like: should we have taken more risks? Sometimes it’s easy to get intimidated by economic constraints and then sometimes you think maybe you should have just done it and not have abandoned it because you were afraid it wouldn’t generate the revenue.

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STARRY NIGHT OPERA

AMBUR BRAID, DAN KURTZ &
ISAAC RAYMENT

“And that’s why so many people are moved to tears: it’s the acoustics. It gets into your bones and it reverberates and there are so few things that can do that. A live event was what mattered to me in the most safe way we can do it, because we’re missing that. And more than ever people need that; they need the human contact, the release, and the safe space to feel that power.”

NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA

ALEXANDER SHELLEY - NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR

"I feel very distinctly the privilege, the responsibility of working at a national organization... How how can we do the things that other organizations can't do? Because that, for me, is the essence of a federal entity. I've always felt that public entities need to be taking the risks that commercial entities can't."

HIGHLIGHTS
FROM PAST
ISSUES

National Arts Centre
Orchestra

Alexander Neef

FFDN Festival

Route 66

Pia Kleber, UofT

Hyde Park Center

The Joffrey Balley

Chicago Symphony

Art on theMART

Josh Grossman

Dennis Watkins

Guillaume Côté

Barre Flow

Starry Opera Night

Saving Chagall