According to a 2008 US Census Bureau survey, 27% of children with at least one college-educated parent have never taken an arts class of any type. For children of high school graduates, that figure zooms up to a really depressing 66%.
In Detroit, ticket prices are going way, way down: The most expensive seats will be $50, while the cheap seats are just $15.
Northern Ireland's Ulster Orchestra has appointed its first female — and first American — conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
Be on guard, youth orchestra cellists: Yo-Yo Ma just might slip into your section to play along during rehearsal.
It must be true if it was decided at Cambridge University: classical music is not irrelevant. (Stephen Fry: "The idea that classical music is the province of white-wigged old farts shows a failure of imagination and rank snobbery.")
Notwithstanding the previous observation, the Album of the Year award at the Classic Brits went to ... Andre Rieu. (Yes, "Waltz King" Andre Rieu.) And the Artists of the Decade are Il Divo. This is the world we live in, people.
Keith Miller had two bags packed: one if chosen to sign with the Denver Broncos, another if he were to pursue life as a bass-baritone. He just made his debut as Sarastro at Seattle Opera.