Music and Vision homepage READ Andrew Schartmann's Musical Tidbits

 

LIVE MUSIC FOR BALLET

-------------------------------

GEOFF FALLON
discusses its importance

 

It is no secret that ballet companies in the United States constantly struggle to make ends meet. My experience as a ballet board member shows that the realities of budgeting often present a compelling case to eliminate live music. The argument goes like this: With the stroke of a pen a large expense item is removed and neither dancers nor staff need to be let go. Plus, there is no need to scrimp on sets or costumes, because after all, recorded music will be just fine...

Copyright © 21 May 2013 Geoff Fallon,
USA

-------

BALLET

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CONDUCTORS

 << Music & Vision home                  Life around the Piano >>

 

Music and Vision - Let us know what you think ... write to the Editor