TAFTO 2012 Contribution: David J. Loehr

What a treat it is to once again have a playwright as a TAFTO contributor. Every time we’re lucky enough to have one, it’s been a fantastic addition and David Loehr’s contribution is no exception. I had the pleasure of meeting David a few years ago and he’s since become one of my favorite people in the business; walking a mile in his shoes should be a required internship for any young person interested in becoming involved …

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TAFTO 2005 Contribution: George Hunka

I was a little taken aback last March when Drew contacted me to take part in this online symposium. Unlike most of the other participants you’ll find here, I’m a rank amateur and something of a dilettante when it comes to classical music; as a performer, my musical experience extends no further than six years of piano lessons when I was a kid; as an essayist and writer, my interests lean far more to drama and the theater than they do to the concert hall. But in my nearly two years of writing about theater at my blog, I’ve corresponded with several of the more musically-inclined people in this virtual seminar room, and this provides me with just a thought or two about broadening the appeal of classical music concerts to a wider listenership.