Reactions to the Washington Post’s subway experiment with violinist Joshua Bell keep rolling in… Three new books recently reviewed in the New Republic– Who Needs Classical Music? Cultural Choice and Musical Value (J. Johnson), Classical Music, Why Bother? Hearing the World of Contemporary Culture Through a Composer’s Ears (J. Fineberg), Why Classical Music Still Matters (L. Kramer)– attempt to engage with the ‘crisis’ of classical music. Do they have a point?
The National Gallery is hosting a seminar on museum education from 8-9 November, specifically focused on the needs of older audiences. Keynote speakers include Professor Angela Bourke of University College Dublin; Dr Lynda Kelly, Australian Museum; David Anderson, V&A Museum; Catherine Cartmell, Scottish Museums Council, and Professor Faith Gibson, Reminiscences Network Northern Ireland. For more information, download the NGI program pdf or check out the NGI’s website.
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