“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”
Ludwig Van Beethoven
The purpose of the Orchestra Confidential podcast series is the revitalization of the orchestral industry. Many of our previous podcasts had discussions and observations about the current state of affairs with symphonic ensembles in the United States. One of the aims of this new program is to go forward with a new perspective and a fresh start. A musical reformation if you will. It is important to reflect on the past, but it is our specific intention to focus on new paths forward. This will be a multifaceted approach. We will be discussing frameworks for the success of the individual musician, in addition to new paradigms, templates and business models that will enable significant progress for musical organizations in the future.
It is of upmost importance that we have clearly defined goals for this process. First and foremost, the most important step for every musician and ensemble is to reconnect and articulate their purpose. Why we play and present our craft. Our chief definite aim. The reason why we get up everyday, study, practice and share it with the world. Definiteness of purpose is the key to our transformation. This was discussed in further detail on our introductory podcast episode. Additional goals include the creation of a national task force which will consist of a mastermind of leaders to organize and implement this innovative plan. In addition, subsequent podcasts will elaborate more about our intentions and benchmarks going forward.
Another crucial element is that we take a step back and return to our core fundamentals, back to basics. A renaissance of thought when it comes to the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of this magnificent art form. Reconnecting to the power of this glorious craft. Continual awareness of how music effects the human condition to the most infinite depths of the soul.
Overcoming obstacles that are presented on our journey are crucial to the future achievement of the individual and ensemble. It is the intention of the Orchestra Confidential series to create solutions that lead to successful outcomes in breaking these barriers.
In conclusion, this project has been years in the making and it is very exciting that it is off the ground, up and running. Our team welcomes the participation of its listeners and considers them a valuable asset in the success of the venture. Please feel free to email me at Grillo@contrabassconversations.com.
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