Centennial Lecture Series welcomes Julliard professor Greg Sandow

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Centennial Lecture Series welcomes Julliard professor Greg Sandow

Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez

Claudia Hernandez, Reporter

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On Tuesday, April 4, Greg Sandow, an American critic, composer, writer, consultant, and professor, visited UTEP to talk about the future of classical music and how it should change.

He explained the history of classical music and the challenges it has faced in the 21st century.

Sandow talked how the classical music concerts nowadays tend to have a much younger audience than many years ago, but this doesn’t stop the crisis classical music is going through.

“Classical music is in trouble because we no longer educate kids (about) classical music in schools. If only we did, classical music would be back,” Sandow said.

For Sandow, classical music sounds much more rational than any other genres of music. However, he recognizes how younger classical musicians are experimenting with a lot of genres and tend to be less formal. As a matter of fact, as he explained, some Julliard courses include learning and performing contemporary music.

“Classical music can be reborn again,” Sandow said.

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