7 points to consider as you set up a new group for music lovers
There are three stages to setting up any new adventure, especially one involving a group of people.
Turning the idea into reality
Implementing the program
Right now, a team I am involved with is hurtling towards stage 3 and it has been a wonderful journey.
Not everything has been smooth sailing, but most fascinating is realizing the similarities between forming the Dunedin Music Society as a public charity, and just about every other musical ensemble or non-musical program I have witnessed being created.
Here are seven points you might find useful when you find yourself bringing a group of people together for the first time:
Hear what British American Conductor Composer Stephen P Brown has to say about classical music, and why you should find a local performance to attend. You might agree with his rating and slating! Listen to Stephen’s Hall of Fame concert every morning and evening on Classic Pinellas Radio.
Not all audiences can access out of town Festivals and Summer Camps
I have never understood the Classical Music industry’s obsession with the Academic school year.
Okay, schools take the Summer off so that kids can go out to the fields and help bring in the harvest. Wait… does anyone still do that? [Shakes head rapidly] That discussion will have to wait.
Last week there were forty-four concerts in my town. Four of them could be deemed “Classical.” This week, there are thirty-five concerts in my town, and one of them is Classical. Yes, I wrote “1.” In fact, it’s not even in my town – it’s half an hour away, but my local rag (newspaper) listed it anyway.
Classic Pinellas Radio Founder, Conductor Composer Stephen P Brown, is committed to bringing good percussion music to life.
Launched earlier in 2016, Classic Pinellas Radio has already had an impact in the local Tampa Bay arts scene, and regularly plays globally to listeners as far as Australia and Germany. The goal of the station is to expose “normal people” to snippets of listenable classical music much like the highly successful Classic FM radio station in the UK has done for almost 25 years.