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Can Art Drive the Economic Recovery?

Consortium Views Arts as Engines of Recovery

In the two years since he became chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman has been trying to make the case that art is an effective linchpin to economic development.  The program, to be announced today and called ArtPlace, aims to integrate artists and arts groups into local efforts in transportation, housing, community development and job creation as an important tool of economic recovery. Read New consortium views arts as engines of recovery (NY Times)

David Finckel and Wu Han Create Korean Festival

What must be one of the busiest couples in music just got a lot busier as David Finkel and Wu Han have just announced the launch of Chamber Music Today, a new chamber music festival which will be held each year in Seoul, South Korea.  It opens December 10th. Read Chamber Music Festival to launch in South Korea (Milina Barry PR) Watch David Finckel and Wu Han in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYpxeQjdpII

The History of Classical Music (According to YouTube)

In the past few months, I have enjoyed reading articles on the world of music from down under.  Limelight Magazine is an online publication out of Sydney, Australia which has great articles and oftentimes unique takes on the classical music world.  Melissa Lesnie, one of their reporters, brought to my attention a 21st century look at the history of classical music...according to YouTube. Read Classical Music: a history according to YouTube  (Limelight Magazine)