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All’s Poor That Ends Poorly

In Atlanta on October 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

In such a day
Did Shakespeare discontinue plays
And write his final act.

In such a day
Did Finster preach his final sermon
And paint his last discarded piece of wood.
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Yo-Yo Ma & Robert Shaw: On Interesting People in Musical Performance

In Atlanta on October 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Ecologists say the largest bounty of innovation occurs at “The Edge” of various ecosystems, according to Yo-Yo Ma. He says musicians need to bear fruit by pursuing what he calls “The Edge Effect” and policymakers need to pursue “STEAM” in education policy, i.e., investment in the arts in addition to science, technology, engineering and math. All three sectors of a community need to firing at the same time politically, economically and culturally in order to produce the most vibrant places. Robert Shaw, the former Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor/director, in his advice for young conductors says, “one needs to be able to arouse, to interest people in musical performance.” All of this can happen in Atlanta and major American cities on a routine basis, namely courtesy of America’s symphonies.
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