IDEAS | On The New York Philharmonic

amerrick / 23rd January 2017 / News
I actually think it’s hard for people to get their heads around the concept that it’s possible to be good at more than one type of music, or […]

IDEAS | On Human Rights and Music

amerrick / 14th December 2016 / News
“As musicians we want to do good, to make a difference, but we often feel a sense of inadequacy. What, really, can we do, for example, in the […]

IDEAS | On Education and Outreach by Orchestras

amerrick / 15th April 2015 / News
“The world of orchestras has reacted to external forces and embraced education and outreach, including non-traditional programming. This shift away from merely presenting concerts to becoming organizations that […]

IDEAS | On Programming Contemporary Music

amerrick / 15th April 2015 / News
“Again, not entirely stupid, but very likely backfiring in the long run if the new work is shoehorned into a program that is not organically conceived, in which […]

IDEAS | On Live Performances

amerrick / 15th April 2015 / News
The formality of a traditional concert can feel like a relic of a bygone age, and one can well understand that there exists doubt about the relevance of […]

IDEAS | On Orchestras and Audiences

amerrick / 15th April 2015 / News
Orchestras will continue to do what we have always done: play powerful, intriguing, uplifting, thought-provoking music. But the challenges facing people in today’s world call for something new […]