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Archive for August 8, 2013

Making “Contact!” with Composers (Not Dead)

David Robertson, photo from the St. Louis Symphony

Being there at the birth of anything, even a new work of art, is a visceral experience. It’s important for the public to talk to the artists, ask questions, smell the paint, as it were; and lean in close, to see all the bumps and brushstrokes. It’s a time-honored process that reaffirms: art exists for people—and for their whole range of reactions