Contributing opinion writer

Leigh M. Wilson

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An Orchestra Fit for Harvard

An orchestra as fine as Harvard’s shouldn’t be taken for granted. HRO at its best sounds like what it is — a group made up of conservatory-level players who happen to also have a penchant for academics.


Doping at the Philharmonic

The industry faces a choice: either destigmatize beta-blockers and provide health resources, such as an in-house medical team to provide and monitor dosage, or ban them and introduce a system of drug testing as enforcement.


Beethoven Dead at 250

With classical music in such decline, especially in America, we desperately need to try something new. More Beethoven is just more of the same.


The Music School’s Dilemma

If there’s a time for colleges — both liberal arts institutions and conservatories — to support their music students with new course offerings and career preparation for a changing music industry, it’s now.


'Who Belongs at the Orchestra?'

Who belongs at an orchestra concert? You do. There is classical music for you, and everyone of all tastes. The music industry just hasn’t done a good job of showing you where to look.