In today's New York Times, there is an interesting discussion between all of the Time's music critics about the recent festival at Lincoln Center. The White Light Festival was a two week series of concerts all over New York that focused on the concept of "spirituality." There were presentations of both western and non-western music.
Being that I live in Boston, I haven't been able to attend any of the concerts (althought I wanted to), but I have been reading the reviews as they hit the web. I think it is interesting to think about themed festivals, or in a more practical sense for our own performing, themed concerts. Just how loosely can a group of concerts (or pieces) be strung together to maintain a theme? Is it really always just a marketing ploy, or can a thoughtful grouping of concerts/pieces really illuminate our understanding?
NY Times Article
Lincoln Center Festival Page
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