October, 2014

Blog > Musicality is nature; musical ability is nurture
by Nicolette Wong | October 29th, 2014

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An article published in The Economist (‘Musical ability is in the DNA’) suggested that one’s musical ability is determined by genetics, and that despite Malcolm Gladwell’s bold statement that 10,000 hours of practice will guarantee expertise in almost any field, [...] more >>

Blog > Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Concert
by Lucy Devred | October 28th, 2014

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I had the pleasure of attending the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra opening concert for the 2014/15 season—my first classical music concert since moving to the U.S.A. The concert took place at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The building has a surprisingly small [...] more >>