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Archives for June 2006

The Unanswered Question

When a few years ago Doug McLennan invited me to write an ArtsJournal blog, I thought about it and said no. Having been born as long ago as 1948, I remain somewhat a stranger to the internet. And, as I am always writing a book (a form of therapy) when I am not producing concerts, I felt I didn't have the time. … [Read more...]

Joseph Horowitz

I pursue parallel careers as a scholar/writer and concert/producer. As Executive Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic in the 1990s, I was a pioneering creator of humanities-infused public programming ("Dvorak and America," "The Russian Stravinsky," "American Transcendentalists," etc.). As curator of the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival, I've designed two-week festivals around Lou Harrison, William Bolcom, "Copland and Hollywood," Chinese-American composers, etc. My three-week New Jersey Symphony "Winter Festivals" included … [Read more...]

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