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Posts by Annie Citron

view of an orchestra hall from the point of view of a player with a music stand and a piece of music open on the stand. The concert hall is empty.

Jews, Richard Wagner and Anti-Semitism

This summer at Camp Interlochen, I struggled with how I felt about playing music by anti-Semitic composers. The events of Pittsburgh have once again brought my feelings into question, and I’m still figuring out where I stand. Toward the end of my six weeks at Interlochen, my orchestra and I were told we were going…

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Detroit Opera House

My First Opera – The Summer King

I’ve listened to and performed a lot of classical music. I’ve sung along to many pop songs. I have jammed out to 80’s rock with my parents. My sister has even locked me in a room with her and forced me to listen to musical soundtracks over and over again. But even with all of…

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Aaron Copland

Detroit’s Classical Music and Aaron Copland

Locally, there is a vibrant classical music scene. This is largely due to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the many community orchestras and ensembles that play in the Metro Detroit area. One of the most common composers performed by these groups is Aaron Copland. Aaron Copland Copland wrote many influential works such as Appalachian Spring,…

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X Ambassadors playing music for music blogger Annie Citron on the music blog

The Blog – X Ambassadors At The Fillmore

Last Saturday night, I went to the X Ambassadors at the Fillmore in Detroit.  The X Ambassadors are a popular rock band based out of Charlottesville, N.C. Two of the band members are brothers, the lead singer, Sam Harris, and the keyboardist, Casey Harris, both grew up in Ithaca, N.Y. And, the band members are all…

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Annie Citron, new music blogger for the JN blog.

Meet Annie Citron – Music Blogger

I am so ecstatic to have this opportunity to blog for the Detroit Jewish News. As a teenager living in the Detroit area, I am completely immersed in an incredible music scene. I’ve grown up as a classically trained musician on both the French horn and violin; some of my earliest memories include playing the…

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