Author Archives: Jason Weinberger

Discover the most interesting happenings in ensemble music – both locally and around the world – in lively posts by Jason and our staff.

Dollar a Day

Here at wcfsymphony we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy raising funds for our operations and working to connect our supporters with transformative musical and educational experiences. One thing we notice is how challenging it is to motivate

Experimentation and discovery

“Traditional concerts have been somewhat passive affairs for the audience. We want to flip that experience into something more engaging, surprising and varied. Experimentation and discovery are a huge part of our programming.” By now most observers of our work

A Sound Shaped by Time and Tools

Solid NYT piece on one of the most esoteric aspects of orchestral culture, the existence of distinctive sounds unique to particular ensembles. The group under consideration is the hermetic Vienna Philharmonic, though the superb comment thread offers a plethora of

A Students’ Side-By-Side

‘If a side-by-side experience at their school with professional musicians is what Dylan and his classmates feel is most valuable to their musical development – and they’re committed enough to ask us – then I’m in!’ And indeed I was,