Seven Classical Music Trends to Watch For This Season

The 2016-17 season of classical music is underway with plenty of Gershwin, a debated new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Met, and labor crises in Pennsylvania and Fort Worth. Here are seven other things to watch and listen for in the months ahead. Continue reading “Seven Classical Music Trends to Watch For This Season”

Groupmuse Brings Chamber Music Back to the Home

In this article for BBC Music Magazine‘s May 2016 issue, I look at the success and growing pains of Groupmuse, an online service that facilitates house parties featuring chamber music performances. Groupmuse is one of a growing number of “sharing economy” startups (like Uber and Airbnb) that allow users to monetize their goods and services via websites and mobile apps. But can it sustain its aggressive growth plans without more revenue sources?

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