Is nothing new?Read More
This past June, I wrote a blog post about Salastina's new music programming philosophy. New Music USA picked it up. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of support it received. And I was only partially crucified.
Responses to my post were fascinating, and have a lot to say in and of themselves.Read More
The fine people at iCadenza asked me to write a guest blog post about “How to Start a Concert Series.” I shared what I wish I’d known when we started -- and advice for anyone starting their own series.Read More
Following so many senseless terror attacks, a Leonard Bernstein quotation makes the rounds through my Facebook feed. "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." Truism, or platitude?Read More
Many of you have asked who (or what) Salastina is. On separate occasions in recent months, Kevin and I traveled to Turkey on what one might call a pilgrimage to our muse and namesake: Istanbul was home to a woman who may have been Salastina. We are delighted to share a bit of the research we unearthed during our Turkish travels with you here.Read More