By Jacob Stockinger
What should you wish for to benefit classical music in the coming year?
NPR’s “Deceptive Cadence” blog put that question to two outstanding and Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary composers including Jennifer Higdon (below top, with her cat Beau) whose “blue cathedral” will be performed next weekend by the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and Kevin Puts, below bottom, whose work the MSO has also performed), a producer, a performer, a presenter and a couple of bloggers.
The answers are predictable, for the most part.
But I see that as a plus.
With such unanimity or at least agreement, maybe these wishes can come true – to the betterment of classical music — in the coming year and the years that follow it.
My favorite wish is asking people to forego recordings for live concerts. Very do-able, no?
But take a look for yourself.
Then let us know what you think.
And leave your own wishes or resolutions in the COMMENTS sections.
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