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Monday, September 17, 2012

Take Me Out To The Opera by Chloe Veltman

San Francisco Opera's Opera in the Ballpark event is one of the best things about living in San Francisco. I've been to every single simulcast, which the company presents once a year at the …

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Something to See at the SF Fringe by Chloe Veltman

My life has been a bit of a blur between returning from working for the music division at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and preparing for the Public Radio Program Directors Confer…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 08:20PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Advertorial Podcasting for the Library of Congress's Music Division by Chloe Veltman

One of my final acts as a hired gun at the Library of Congress's music division this summer was to help the concert office produce a podcast to advertise its upcoming season. The challenge w…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 08:42PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Revolution will be Radio-ized by Chloe Veltman

It's official: the classical music revolution has arrived.I think there can be no greater sign of this than the advent of the upcoming music festival created by Classical Revolution, a grass…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:16PM
Friday, August 31, 2012

Danny Kaye's Parachute by Chloe Veltman

The Library of Congress's Music Division looks like the archetypal government institution. The walls are beige. There's little natural light. The staff cubicles and reader study desks are un…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:56PM
Monday, August 27, 2012

Stage as Pulpit by Chloe Veltman

Artists as diverse as John Gay and Bono have long used the stage as a pulpit from which to preach a political, religious or social message. Al Green has come to realize the power of sharing …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:23AM
Thursday, August 23, 2012

On the incongruities of a venerable concert hall's summer programming by Chloe Veltman

There's an interesting disconnect at the Library of Congress in the way it presents some of its concerts.The Coolidge auditorium, where the venerable institution's live music programming gen…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 03:34PM
Monday, August 20, 2012

Funk in a paddling pool (and a few words about The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) by Chloe Veltman

Sharon Jones, the amazing soul-funk diva whose groovy version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" recently changed my life, performed with her band, The Dap Kings, in a free concert …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 06:15PM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Composers and Innovation at SXSW by Chloe Veltman

It's interesting to read in Forbes about Beck's new album, which the indie pop star is releasing...wait for a bunch of pieces of sheet music. Forbes hails the singer-songwriter's eff…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 12:14PM
Monday, August 13, 2012

Barbecue, Bottles and Ballet by Chloe Veltman

  Incongruity can be a powerful thing when it comes to creating memorable arts experiences.The lively dissonance I experienced by chance over the weekend when a friend and I stumbl…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:20AM
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Initiation To Wolf Trap by Chloe Veltman

No sejourn in the Washington DC area can be considered complete without a visit to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, I'd heard on many occasions in the past.The open air, woo…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

At The Athenaeum by Chloe Veltman

The Athenaeum must be one of the loveliest hidden delights of Boston. I went there over the weekend while I was in town recording an episode of VoiceBox about street musicians with my friend…

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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Formula by Chloe Veltman

As I wandered around The Phillips Collection's monthly evening "party", it struck me, as it so often does at these things, that the formula is getting tired.The milling around, the live band…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 08:01AM
Friday, July 27, 2012

A Titanic Wreck by Chloe Veltman

Thomas Choinacky likes Kate Winslet. A lot.In Thomas Is Titanic, the solo performer's sweet, self-absorbed show at DC's Capital Fringe Festival, Choinacky shows us the inner workings of an o…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BBQ Begat Civilization by Chloe Veltman

The Library of Congress is consistently giving me more to snack on during my lunch breaks than mere sandwiches and coffee. I get food for thought here on a regular basis. Right now, I am sit…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 12:24PM
Monday, July 23, 2012

Playing with Time: The Desert Rose Band and Justin Jones by Chloe Veltman

As an arts journalist who covers a very broad spectrum of musical genres, I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of the etiquette that surrounds the start times of various different …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 03:54PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beertown by Chloe Veltman

With Beertown, The Washington DC-based ensemble theatre company Dog & Pony has created a theatrical universe that is so compelling and inclusive that one barely notices two and a half ho…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 08:34AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Not So Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Chloe Veltman

The year was 2006 when Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a musical about the United State's bullish seventh president was first developed.The piece was workshopped by the New York-based experime…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 09:49AM
Monday, July 16, 2012

More Capital Fringe Fun by Chloe Veltman

July in Washington DC is the perfect month for a Fringe Festival. It's unbearably hot and muggy outside and much more blissful to be indoors experiencing weird and wonderful performances.I a…

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Who's on Stage? Us or Them? by Chloe Veltman

The picture to your left shows a bunch of Washington DC Fringe Festival audience members reenacting a scene from a children's book about human reproductivity.The people in the photo, which I…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 12:19PM
Friday, July 13, 2012

Squeeze This by Chloe Veltman

One of the great delights of working at The Library of Congress is being able to attend all manner of lectures on marvelously obscure subjects.Yesterday's fascinating jaunt through the cultu…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 11:13AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sperm In Allium: A Different Way of Looking at the Unassailable Fact that Sex Sells Classical Music by Chloe Veltman

The Daily Telegraph reports that sales of the Tallis Scholars' recording of Thomas Tallis great, 40-art choral work, Spem In Alium, rapidly rose this week owing to readers of E L James's ero…

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Music on the 4th by Chloe Veltman

The first thing I did after I first landed on the East Coast in 1998 was attend the July 4 celebrations. I was just about to embark upon a fellowship year at Harvard and I have dim memories …

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Nooks and Crannies of the Library of Congress by Chloe Veltman

One of the things you don't want to do in Washington DC in July or August is go outside. So it's a good thing that the three buildings of The Library of Congress, where I am currently workin…

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Of hunchbacks, crumhorns and Twitter by Chloe Veltman

Hesperus, an early music trio, rounded out the 2012 Washington DC Early Music Festival by performing a live soundtrack of assorted Medieval European music to a screening of the 1923 movie ve…

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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Shape Of Things by Chloe Veltman

I often think that the most satisfying concert experiences follow a narrative arc. And I particularly love it when programmers manage to move an audience from one set of feelings and experie…

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Scottsboro Boys problem by Chloe Veltman

It's hard to fault The Scottsboro Boys. The 2010 John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, which is currently running at San Francisco's Geary stage in an arresting co-production between the America…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 05:01PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Decomposing Beauty by Chloe Veltman

I've known about the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for quite a while.Carl Djerassi, the scientist-turned-playwright who founded the residencies on his spectacular ranch in the Los Altos …

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:41PM
Monday, June 25, 2012

Madame Mao by Chloe Veltman

The San Francisco Opera's company premiere production of John Adams' Nixon in China left me feeling a bit nonplussed on the whole apart from one thing:  Hye Jung Lee's performance as th…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 02:16PM
Friday, June 22, 2012

There's A Play In There Somewhere by Chloe Veltman

It's sometimes the case that I go to the theatre to see a new drama and walk away struggling to figure out where exactly the play lay amid the myriad ideas, words, sounds and images that wer…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 03:04PM
Thursday, June 21, 2012

At the Opera with Tyson and Sam by Chloe Veltman

Arts journalists should make a point of attending arts events with people under the age of 20. I'm saying this having attended a production of The Magic Flute this week at San Francisco Oper…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 01:58PM

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