Last March, I interviewed Steve Hackman, Creative Director of FUSE Concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony. These FUSE concerts are truly different than any other "Classical" concert experience I have attended. In fact, the whole point is that these concerts are not "Classical" but rather a completely new genre of music. Featuring the music of both Tchaikovsky and Drake, Hackman beautifully fuses two seemingly opposite musical genres, and presents a concert experience that forces its audience to rethink their compartmentalization of musical genres.
In this interview, I ask Hackman questions regarding his take on the future of symphony orchestras and classical music, and his thoughts on the curriculum for music conservatories in the US.Read More