The August Countdown
Though several of our new music pals have hung out the ol’ end-of-August “gone fishing” signs (do send us a postcard, Alex, Jeff, and Greg), The Ramble has delivered a 4,381 word tour of the world’s music information centers to divert us while they’re gone.
Kronos has set up house at Myspace.com and they want to be your friend. Drop on by and offer a welcome to the neighborhood.
In response to the release of a doll made in the image of pop princess Lindsay Lohan, Mattel VP of entertainment development Rob Hudnut explains that the company is trying to pick up the intellectual slack in the public schools. “We’re trying to fill a void in the education system in teaching kids about the arts.” As if we needed more proof that America’s cultural Armageddon is nigh…
For the early planners in the crowd, SYMPHONY magazine’s annual roundup of season premieres has been released. Looks like Jennifer Higdon and John Harbison will be having an especially busy orchestral year, though composer Michael Schelle has to come up with five pieces for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony alone. Hope he’s gotten started on that.
And since Copland is like a father to us over here at the AMC, I would be remiss not to direct you to the wrap-up coverage of the 16th Annual Bard Music Festival: “Copland and His World.”
Jeremy Eichler reviews the proceedings. [NYT]
If you weren’t there, you’re not the only one kicking yourself. [IOA]