View from the Three Rivers: Taking Over Town

Andrew Druckenbrod Those outside the classical music business tend to view it as a specialty. That’s certainly been the case for me as a classical music critic. How many times has someone come up to you, whether you’re a composer, performer, administrator and the like, and just assumed you can name whatever piece is playing […]

How American Are American Orchestras?

Andrew J. Druckenbrodphoto by Allison Schlesinger The twentieth century will be viewed as a time in which composers expanded the range and possibilities of musical language and sound. But also as a period that saw a rift develop between new and old music, especially in the U.S. Here, orchestras delved into the pantheon of dead […]