The Golden Goulash: March 2, 2013

chfA short collection of the most interesting articles and features that found their way across my desk this week. I’ll be collecting these gems and posting them every Saturday. If you find any articles that rocked your world this week, let me know on my Contact Page and I’ll add them to the next Golden Goulash!


  • San Francisco Symphony Oboist William Bennett Passes Away The symphony remembers the career of principal oboist William Bennett, 56, who suffered a brain hemmorhage while performing the Strauss Oboe Concerto at Davies Symphony Hall. (Press Release; San Francisco Symphony website; February 28, 2013.)



  • Genetics Lab or Art Studio? An idea created by two friends grows into a business that creates portraits out of DNA profiles. (Article;, Collage of Arts and Sciences; September 6, 2012.)
  • Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra Self-taught classical musicians bring their art to the “poorest and most violent regions” of Africa. (Video; Explore blog, edited by Maria Popova; February 28, 2013.)
  • Where Was the Orchestra During the Oscars? Not Where You Think Interesting article on live music logistics for the Academy’s biggest awards show. (Article; Mashable, by Brian Anthony Hernandez; February 28, 2013.)
  • Amanda Palmer Wins TED Amanda Palmer, former lead singer of the Dresden Dolls and initiator of the largest crowdfunding music project to date, speaks about why asking people to pay for music, rather than making them pay, is the key to engaging listeners and supporters in a human way in today’s social-media driven world. (Mashable; TED 2013 Conference.)
  • An Artful Way to Show What Gifts Achieve Emory University gets creative to tell donors what their gifts are accomplishing around campus. (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, by Debra E. Blum; February 24, 2013.)

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