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Jonathan Kuuskoski

by Jonathan Kuuskoski, University of Missouri

The movement of classical music into non-traditional venues has been a major trend over the past few decades — initiated by groups like the Kronos Quartet and accelerated by the likes of Classical Revolution, Knight Arts, and now adapted widely by classical musicians including, somewhat famously, members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Chloe Veltman’s latest ArtsJournal.com blog post points out that, at least in San Francisco, these have become “run of the mill.”  Exciting! Maybe San Fran and other epicenters of similar activity are finally driving a collective, societal shift towards a more inclusive positioning of classical music.

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