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Choosing an Ensemble Name

Picking the right moniker can be a tricky business Kronos. Turtle Island. Emerson. Eroica. Ethel. Five chamber groups named respectively for a Greek Titan, a... Read More...
Paul Katz New England Conservatory

Role of the First Violinist

So you think the first violinist is running the show in a string quartet? Guess again by James Reel For more than a century after Joseph Haydn established t... Read More...
American Bass Viol

Pilgrim’s Pride

What stories lurk in the church bass-ment? This forgotten New England lutherie tradition reportedly was born of a jackknife and a couple of wood blocks By Er... Read More...