"That's what art is. It's about forming a connection." - Mark Landson.
In this episode, Emmeline sits down with Mark Landson, Founder and Director of Open Classical. Open Classical is a non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas that seeks to engage audiences in classical music through innovative live events and creative programming.. A professional violinist and violist and an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Mark is passionate about marrying his formal, classical musicianship and technique with the audience-focused sensibilities and marketing savvy of pop music. He and Emmeline discuss the importance of inclusivity in art, the magic of live music, the techniques artists can employ to grow their entrepreneurial business, and the necessity of pursuing one's passions. They also do a deep dive into classical music canon!
To learn more and to find out how you can get involved in Open Classical, visit their official website or their official Facebook page. You can also explore the New Canon Project at NewCanon.org. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of an Artist, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official page