From Sarah Robinson: How the classical world went clubbing (2)

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[In her first post, Sarah Robinson talked about her own experience playing in clubs — a story full of dancing and happiness, plus genre-bashing and delighted audiences. Some people might not recognize what she and her ensemble did as classical music, but I'd say (as she does) that classical music is changing, and that what she's done is part of our future.  [Now comes her second post, in which she talks about many classical musicians who play in clubs, showing us what that's like, from a larger perspective. No one, to my knowledge, has written … [Read more...]

From Sarah Robinson: How the classical world went clubbing (1)

Photo Credit: Rachelle Turnier

From Greg: Some months ago, a flutist named Sarah Robinson asked if she could interview me for a doctoral dissertation about playing classical music in clubs. I was sure she'd know her subject, since she's the codirector of Classical Revolution: L.A., Classical Revolution being (as many of us know) an umbrella organization for musicians who play classical music in clubs, and this, of course, being its very active Los Angeles branch. I told Sarah I'd be happy to talk to her, adding that I'd probably learn more from her than she'd learn from … [Read more...]