Friday, May 14, 2010

Classical Music Could Use A Face-Lift...

Here at Monet MGM, we are constantly in search of inventive ways to make classical music more accessible to new audiences. So far, this effort has led us to working with only the most talented youthful performers and choosing programs that won't cause audiences to nod off during performances. But we know we could do more. We certainly are not the only ones with this goal in mind, as we have seen many innovative approaches within the classical music scene. (Some more creative than others.) But we aren't convinced adding chainsaw to an orchestra is the missing link. So, we ask you, the audience, what would make you want to more regularly attend a classical music performance? As Joan Rivers would agree, it's time for classical music to go "under the knife".

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Now This is What I Call Music # 71" Vs. Classical Music Sampler That Really Rocks!

That's right, we have some more free music for you. This time grab a whole album of Classical hits from composers like Tchaikovsky... for FREE.

Stay Current on the Queen Elisabeth Competition

Thanks to Belgacom, the semi-finals and finals can be followed live and on demand. Video on demand will be available from 24 hours after the performance in question and will remain available until September 15th 2010.

Also, be sure to check out Monet MGM Featured Artist Denis Kozhukhin's podcast from the semi-final round of the competition.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How About Some Free Music?

Click here to get this week's Classical Music Library free download!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Congratulations to Denis Kozhukhin

Monet MGM is proud to be working with pianist Denis Kozhukhin, current semi-finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels. We wish him luck as he enters the finals! Be sure to see him perform at Carnegie Hall on June 26th at 7:30pm, along with pianist Ivana Ristova, playing a program of works for two pianos within the recently reclaimed and subsequently modern Zankel Hall.

Monday, May 10, 2010

...And Here is the Proof

On May 18th, Monet MGM is presenting a double quintet program at 92nd Street Y featuring five internationally recognized classical musicians, all under the age of thirty.

Monet MGM is a young concert management company based in New York City. Unique in market position, the company is comprised of youthful and well-educated music industry professionals with a passion for demystifying classical music for new and developing audiences.

Though this is an endeavor regularly attempted by young classical music enthusiasts, Monet MGM has had immediate results. At our first independently produced show in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on April 19th, 2010, there were over 600 people in attendance. Of those 600, over half the crowd was new to Lincoln Center and classical music altogether. While most knowledgeable music lovers are well versed in their favorite works by Bach, Brahms and Schumann, our crowd was clapping in between movements. Although this could be considered annoying or even disrespectful to the traditional classical audience, Monet MGM was ecstatic to lead this new audience in their exploration of our favorites.

The May 18th programming is sure to draw a crowd just as diverse as our previous concert at Lincoln Center. Presenting two of the most famous quintets, one by Dvorak and the other, Brahms, Monet MGM will continue to enlighten their developing audience with the basics before breaking into more extreme and adventurous programming in future concerts.

So What Is Monet MGM Doing?

Monet MGM is a new concert production agency dedicated to keeping classical music alive and relevant in the Twenty First Century.

Founded by classical musicians and music industry professionals, Monet strives to reinvent the classical music scene with musical expertise and innovative campaigns for artists that respond to the changing landscape in today’s market.

By joining the efforts of managing artists and producing concerts, Monet retains control of its artistic programming to ensure the highest quality in every performance.