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Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz

Joseph Horowitz is author of ten books, including Understanding Toscanini: How He Became an American Culture-God and Helped Create a New Audience for Old Music (a finalist for the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award) and Classical Music in America: A History (named one of the best books of 2005 by The Economist). As a concert producer, he was executive director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and currently serves as executive producer of PostClassical Ensemble in Washington, D.C. His blog is www.artsjournal.com/uq

Articles and Events

The Arts and Social Justice: Bedfellows?
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The Arts and Social Justice: Bedfellows?

Insisting that art serve social justice is a narrow vision of what art is meant to—and can—do.

Joseph Horowitz

November 5, 2021: "Black Classical Music" with Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Please join us on November 5, 2021 for a conversation with Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez on "Black Classical Music." Joseph Horowitz is co-founder and executive producer of Washington, D.C.’s PostClassical Ensemble, an “experimental” orchestra rethinking the concert experience. He has been a New York Times music critic

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Arts Wars
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Arts Wars

Dogmatic diversity is destroying the cultural canon we cannot afford to lose.

Joseph Horowitz

Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: Coda: PostClassical Ensemble / Closing Remarks with Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Joseph Horowitz

Part of the Continuing Liberty [https://www.americanpurpose.com/continuing-liberty/] conference. 5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. ET Coda: PostClassical Ensemble, D.C.’s “experimental” orchestra, explores the intersection between music and politics Angel Gil-Ordóñez, music director/conductor, PostClassical Ensemble Joseph Horowitz, executive producer, PostClassical Ensemble, and former

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The Unifying Appeal of the Arts
Books

The Unifying Appeal of the Arts

In the conversation about reviving social cohesion, we continue to overlook the arts.

Joseph Horowitz

Dec. 4, 2020: Joe Horowitz, Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Murray Horwitz, Karen Karbiener, and William Sharp discuss “Walt Whitman and Democracy.”

Joe Horowitz is a cultural historian and executive producer of PostClassical Ensemble. Angel Gil-Ordoñez is a Spanish conductor and music director of PostClassical Ensemble. Murray Horwitz is host of “The Big Broadcast” on NPR. Karen Karbiener is Whitman scholar at New York University. William Sharp is a leading American concert

Joseph Horowitz, Richard Aldous