No. 245, September 2015

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It’s a Family Affair 

Sara Watkins fires up her fiddle at Largo’s intimate Watkins Family Hour series

By Adam Perlmutter

Sonic Youth

As symphonies struggle to attract—and retain—millenial audiences, orchestral nightlife programs shy away from playing it safe

By Stephanie Powell

Thoroughly Modern Mannes

Steeped in tradition, the venerable New York conservatory moves to Midtown and looks to the future of string education

By Karen Peterson

Lessons Learned in Front of an Audience

How to prepare for, and enjoy, a master-class experience

By Gwen Krosnick

The Path to Success as a String Quartet

The Dover Quartet offers 8 career tips to aspiring chamber ensembles

By Miranda Wilson

News & Notes

The Argus Quartet breaks new ground with Yale residency; British violinist Peter Cropper dies at 69; Ji Young Lim wins first place at Queen Elisabeth Competition; and more; plus Milestones, and 5 minutes with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt

5 ways to create and sustain a strong chamber-music ensemble

Teaching Strings

Advocating for your program may require some relationship-building skills

On My Music Stand

Steve Reich’s ‘Violin Phase’ is a wild ride for loopers

New Products

Hoffee Violin Case; Mike Block’s cello strap; and more

Reviews

On Stage Kronos Quartet hosts a Terry Riley 80th birthday festival

On Record A collection of eclectic modern works for violin and cello; and more

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