Make sure your summer reading list includes the July-August issue of SymphonyOnline, in which Stuart Isacoff delves into the increasingly rich field of musical neuroscience with “Music on the Brain,” his article about advances in technology that are making it possible to see our brains at work. You’ll want to read about how the brain looks during musical improvisation and music therapies that can help stroke victims, children with autism, and adults with Alzheimer’s. Available now free of charge here, the July-August edition of the League of American Orchestras’ award-winning magazine also includes “Breaking Through,” Susan Elliott’s frank survey of the current state of ethnic diversity at American orchestras. Plus: news briefs, personnel moves, and direct links to website and online resources to enrich the reading experience more. Exclusive, online-only content includes an excerpt from Charles Rosen’s new book, Music and Sentiment, and our popular Stat of the Arts page, which looks at classical music by the numbers. Be sure to share SymphonyOnline with friends, colleagues, and anyone interested in orchestras.
Posted July 26, 2010