What does the 2012 election mean for arts funding and the future of symphony orchestras in this country? In the wake of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba’s first U.S. tour, I look at different approaches to supporting the arts and speculate as to how our orchestras can thrive again.
In a followup to the last post, this entry picks apart music used by Democrats and how Barack Obama’s playlist summarizes his reelection campaign by providing a soundtrack for marching forward and refusing to look back.
Music has been used in Presidential campaigns since the days of Washington, and this year is no different. This post analyzes the music of the Romney/Ryan ticket, the unintentional controversies it has stirred up, and how it tries selling these candidates to voters through nostalgia.