Ed Reichel, former music critic for the Deseret News, responds.
by Crystal Young-Otterstrom Once upon a time I hated all music written after 1900. That statement was true for all music including pop and classical. Shocking, I know. Little by little I happened upon pieces of music that blew my mind, until I finally became the music nerd […]
Rounding Out Your Paideia In ancient Greece, the “paideia” was the aristocratic system of education. It wasn’t about learning a trade or an art; it was about training a person for liberty and nobility. Paideia was the process of educating humans into their true form. You are probably […]
Quick, tell me three things you know about Igor Stravinsky… I’ll tell you what, come back after Jason Hardink’s lecture on Tuesday to answer that question. I guarantee you’ll have more interesting answers. According to Stravinsky, “The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught […]
As we contemplate expanding our coverage into the performing arts, Salty Cricket Composers Collective is one of the groups in our radar to cover. We haven’t quite pulled that together yet, but we didn’t want you to miss an opportunity to hear music by this group of local […]
Though many arts venues either call it quits for the summer or cool down their programming, other summer-specific events step in to heat things up. Galleries and exhibition spaces may have fewer shows, but almost every town has an arts festival of sorts. Though you can catch the […]
During a recent Art Talk at the Salt Lake Art Center, one participant wondered at the community’s tepid embrace of the Art Center compared to its enthusiastic support of the Symphony, which is housed next door and shares the same logistical situation. Afterwards, in a conversation with friends, I objected to […]