New on SymphonyNOW: China’s Classical Revolution

Posted on: December 14, 2012

There is no doubt that China’s classical music scene is exploding, but what’s it like there on the day-to-day? David Bernard, music director of the New York-based Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, recounts a recent visit to Beijing—his third to China—for a packed week of rehearsals and coachings at the China Conservatory. Bernard offers insight on life at the conservatory—not to mention some of the mainland’s unique food and libations.

Also this week, the upcoming film Landfillharmonic documents the musical passions of a Paraguayan village, where residents make instruments out of trash, and James Barron ponders the past and future of the Steinway piano showroom in New York.

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Posted December 14, 2012