Taking Bach Out of the Concert Hall and Into a Brewery

Was Bach really meant to be heard in a brewery? Steuart Pincombe gave it a whirl when he played the Baroque cello to a standing-room-only crowd at Dock Street Brewery in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Inquirer critic Samantha Melamed gave the performance a thumbs up, writing, “Taking this 18th-century music out of a sterile environment and into the familiar realm of my neighborhood bar made it feel fresh and timely.” Dock Street Brewery also offered a pairing of one of its beers …

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#TBT: Subject to Revision

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Subject to Revision. As in, your views of things should always be “subject to revision.” To explain, I’ll tell you a short and slightly embarrassing story. Some years ago, I was a speaker at a conference, and it was a conference in an industry that’s more formal than the internet. I didn’t really know many people were likely to be there, so I decided that I would wear a …

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