Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Advocating for the Arts

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I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a four-day weekend in New York City attending the Chamber Music America conference attending informational sessions, meeting with artists and their agents, and hearing artist showcases. This year's conference was centrally themed on Arts Advocacy with the keynote address presented by Americans for the Arts vice president for policy and research, Randy Cohen. Over the course of an hour, Mr. Cohen made a compelling case for why the arts are such a vital industry contributing considerably to local economies, being the cornerstone of tourism, and improving the communities in which they exist. Over the next couple of blog posts I'll elaborate on this further with the hopes that you may take a few moments to get involved and tell your state and federal representatives why the arts are important to you. If you wish to get involved right away, you can visit the national organization Americans for the Arts at www.artsusa.org or our local advocacy agency Maryland Citizens for the Arts at www.mdarts.org.

Meanwhile, here is a charming video advertisement that provides food for thought… pun intended….


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Can you tell the difference between a Strad and a new violin?

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Give the gift of music while helping perpetuate one of Baltimore's cultural crown jewels!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

BMA gives string quartet a standing ovation

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Thanks to Barbara Lam from The Johns Hopkins University News-Letter for a great review of the Johannes String Quartet's performance last Saturday - read it here!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Johannes Quartet @ BMA

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Did you attend this Saturday's performance by the Johannes String Quartet at the BMA? If so, tell us what you thought of this free concert! We always appreciate your feedback.


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