I thought the 2012-13 season might be a good time for an on-going thread for news and discussion of developments as Lourdes Lopez prepares to take over the directorship of MCB in 2013-14.
First of all, from Claudia La Rocco, in the NY Times today:
It seems to me that MCB has already tried an experimental connection with a modern dance company, Maximum Dance, several years ago. Nothing came of it. It will be interesting to see if Lopez can pull this off. Will MCB dancers be involved? (Morph
MCB is still addressing the unfunded portion of the matching grant for live music. They are seeking to raise $10,000 (out of $300,000 needed to meet this season's matching grant from the Knight Foundation). I think this is the first time they've used social media to reach what I guess they hope is a new donor base. Here's the link, taken from MCB's Facebook page:
This reminds us that there are many musicians whose security is at stake, not only Gary Sh