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Have you ever wondered what happens in the development and marketing departments of a professional orchestra? Or how orchestras and other arts organizations build and retain their audiences? It's no secret that many of these organizations are facing decreasing numbers and aging audiences. Three years ago the California Symphony made a radical shift in the way they approach audience development, hoping to create a model that is sustainable for the long run.

Jazz musicians, almost by definition, seek an active dialogue between the impulsive and the rational. For some, the terms of that negotiation become a central feature of their art.

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra will have a guest conductor this week: Dennis Prager. He'll conduct Haydn's Symphony No. 51 at an orchestra fundraiser.

The Gateways Music Festival is in full swing and musicians from all over the world have flocked to Rochester to be a part of the classical music festival.

Adele was two days into her four day stand at London's Wembley Stadium when she did the unthinkable: she cancelled the rest of her tour and stopped singing. Her throat troubles had returned, after vocal cord surgery, and she knew she had come to the end of the line--perhaps permanently.

World-renowned composer David Maslanka died Sunday evening at his home in Missoula. During his career, Maslanka composed over 150 musical works, including 50 pieces for wind ensemble, eight symphonies and 17 concertos.

Rochester City Council has scheduled a forum for next Thursday to get public comments about plans for Parcel 5.

As WXXI News reported on Thursday, the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester and some of its members including Geva and the RPO have expressed concerns about the process that has been in place so far.

The arts groups want to have more discussion about the impact the project would have on other arts organizations.

If you teach or study a string instrument, here's something that should delight you.

For the more than 40 years that they have been playing, the Kronos Quartet has been known for innovative, fascinating new music performances.  Recently, they have taken on a project to encourage others to learn through new and experimental music. They call it: Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.

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