UMS’s Arts Round-up: August 20
By Susie Bozell CraigTweet
Many members of the UMS staff keep a watchful eye on local and national media for news about artists on our season, pressing arts issues, and more. Each week, we pull together a list of interesting stories and share them with you. Welcome to UMS’s Arts Round-up, a weekly collection of arts news, including national issues, artist updates, local shout-outs, and a link or two just for fun. If you come across something interesting in your own reading, please feel free to share!
- The Los Angeles Times asks, “Are Conductors Really Necessary?”
- The National Jazz Museum and audio engineer Doug Pomeroy are on a mission to save “The Savory Collection” of recorded radio broadcasts from the late 1930s
- John Kay of the Financial Times on measuring the true value of the arts
- A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Renée Fleming’s new album on CBS’s “Sunday Morning”
- Philadelphia Orchestra Joins the Popcorn Crowd
- The Metropolitan Opera set a new opening day record in box office sales for the 2010/11 season
- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra under pressure with contract talks
- Detroit’s Music Hall announces 2010/11 season
- A remembrance on how the Barton organ saved the Michigan Theater in 1979
Just For Fun
- Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto. But can they really act?