Orchestras experiment with innovative ways to reach audiences

January 9, 2017

They’re in for a very different kind of experience: SoundBox – an annual 10-concert series that runs from December through April at the San Francisco Symphony, one of the most respected in the country. Led by world-renown conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra started a bold experiment two years ago.

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Source: CBS News

Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter helping Afghan teen build his chops

October 7, 2016

The Philadelphia Orchestra boasts one the best classical trumpet players in the country. And although David Bilger has played on stage for thousands, his most impressive performance happens his own basement, for an audience of one. For more than a year, Bilger has been mentoring 17-year-old Baset Azizi. Baset lives 7,000 miles away in Kabul, Afghanistan. The kid found Bilger on Facebook, and got his attention by tooting his own horn.

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