Sep 06 2018

Kristo Kondacki on Music as Transformation, 'Sheltering Voices', and Political Exile

Posted by Alexis Smith on Sep 6, 2018 2:39:51 PM | 0 comments | Boston, Interviews

Many of you may have seen a video circulating Facebook featuring an orchestra whose choir was comprised partly of women currently experiencing homelessness. The project, called 'Sheltering Voices', is the brainchild of Kristo Kondacki, co-founder and conductor of the Eureka Ensemble, and has gone viral with cities across the country reaching out to Kondacki in an effort to start similar programs in their home-cities.

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Aug 09 2018

Sasha Callahan on Restoring Intimacy to Chamber Music

Posted by Alexis Smith on Aug 9, 2018 4:34:42 PM | 1 comment | Boston, Interviews

Generally my editor likes these articles to be around a thousand words, I can usually pare down to around 1200 or so, but in talking this week to Sasha Callahan I simply couldn't cut anything. (Get ready readers, you’re in it for the long haul!) Sasha, who co-founded the Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival along with her husband, cellist Leo Eguchi and her sister, has so much passion and enthusiasm and joy for chamber music that it's just infectious and well-worth reading about.

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Aug 01 2018

Amy Smith Talks About Boston's Magical Melting Pot of Belly Dancing History

Posted by Alexis Smith on Aug 1, 2018 11:26:56 AM | 0 comments | Boston

This week I had the chance to interview Amy Smith, founder of Belly Dance New England and member of the Origins Folkloric Dance Company. Amy has been researching Boston’s rich history of belly dance and how borders do not equal disparate cultures.

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Jan 04 2018

2017 by the Numbers

Posted by Graham Wright on Jan 4, 2018 10:51:12 AM | 2 comments | Boston

What would the end of 2017 be without a blog post with numbers and lists? I figured we might as well join in the fun. Let's take a look at some of the facts and figures around the people, events, and organizations in the Opus Affair community...

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May 08 2017

10 Questions with Marti Epstein

Posted by Boston on May 8, 2017 10:56:40 AM | 0 comments | Boston, Interviews, 10 Questions

This week, composer Marti Epstein answers our #10Questions and tells us her secrets. Well, some of them, anyway.

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Apr 24 2017

10 Questions with Lilit Hartunian

Posted by Boston on Apr 24, 2017 9:47:23 AM | 0 comments | Boston, Interviews, 10 Questions

We cross the river to interview Lilit Hartunian for today's #10Questions installment! Find out about her projects, favorite pastimes, and why she will always have Paris.

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Apr 10 2017

10 Questions with Audrey Harrer

Posted by Boston on Apr 10, 2017 9:43:22 AM | 0 comments | Boston, Interviews, 10 Questions

Alt-chamber composer, harpist, and vocalist Audrey Harrer is the latest to take on the #10Questions challenge. Read on to find out about her current projects and why she is a great travel buddy.

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Mar 02 2017

Dance, Discounts, and Dogs: This Week in #bosarts

Posted by Boston on Mar 2, 2017 1:32:13 PM | 0 comments | Boston, Calendar

You've decided! Here are the top five most popular events among members coming up this week on the Opus Affair calendar...

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Feb 23 2017

Beethoven, the Dark Night, and Bach to the Future: This Week in #bosarts

Posted by Boston on Feb 23, 2017 12:02:03 PM | 0 comments | Boston, Calendar

You've decided! Here are the top five most popular events among members coming up this week on the Opus Affair calendar...

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Feb 16 2017

Beauty Queens, Music, and the Material Girl: This Week in #bosarts

Posted by Boston on Feb 16, 2017 12:55:43 PM | 0 comments | Boston, Calendar

You've decided! Here are the top five most popular events among members coming up this week on the Opus Affair calendar...

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