On the Cover

Ron Carter

Special Focus: A String Player’s Guide to Chicago

  • Rachel Barton Pine’s Guide to Chicago
  • Liz Carroll’s Guide to Chicago

Features and Departments

  • Ron Carter, at 80, keeps his eye on the present as he reflects on his life and career
  • Composer Jennifer Higdon talks about her process and being a good musical citizen
  • The Juilliard Quartet discusses ensemble continuity and the process of welcoming a new member
  • Tales of the Trade: David Rivinus
  • Your Instrument: Violin Asethetics
  • Main News Item: Remembering Danish Jazz Violinist Svend Asmussen; Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition results
  • What’s in the Case: Alisa Weilerstein
  • New Products: Highlights from the 2017 Winter NAMM Show
  • Rep Prep: Bruch’s Kol Nidre
  • Onstage: Manhattan Chamber Players
  • For the Record: Mads Tolling & the Madsmen
  • Letter From VSA

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by February 17, 2017
  • Advertising materials due by February 24, 2017
  • Issue on sale March 16, 2017
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