Boulder Philharmonic to highlight nature in program at D.C.’s SHIFT festival

“Under the poised, confident baton of its music director and conductor Michael Butterman, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra has moved … into an era of unprecedented popularity and critical recognition,” writes Brad Weismann in the Winter-Spring 2016-17 issue of Boulder Magazine (Colorado). “One major token of this…

December 10, 2016
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League subscription study in the news

“In 2015, the consulting firm Oliver Wyman released a research study in partnership with the League of American Orchestras that grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go,” writes Adam Scurto on Monday (12/5) at

Mackey’s concerto for electric guitar and violin heads to Hartford Symphony

“In the early 1990s, Princeton composer Steven Mackey started to explore the sonic relationship between the electric guitar—his chosen instrument—and the violin,” writes Michael Hamad in Wednesday’s (12/7) Hartford

Now streaming: made-for-TV aria based on notorious Amy Fisher crime

“Her crime spawned tabloid coverage, quickie books and three made-for-TV movies. Now Amy Fisher, who became known as the Long Island Lolita nearly a quarter of a century ago when she shot her lover’s wife, has inspired…

Mozart: Will we ever know the cause of death?

“For classical music lovers, December 5 may be the saddest day of the year,” reports Dr. Howard Markel in Monday’s (12/5) PBS Newshour. “At 12:55 a.m., 225 years ago, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart drew his last breath….

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Who's In?

Artistic: Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina has named MARK O’CONNOR as its first artist-in-residence. A Grammy Award-winning violinist, composer, and educator, O’Connor composed what is considered the first full-length…

Administrative: Santa Rosa Symphony

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony has announced the appointment of BEN TAYLOR as development director. Taylor has more than ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on program design and building…

Artistic: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California, has announced the appointment of two horn players: JOSHUA PAULUS (pictured) as third horn and assistant principal horn, and ANDREW WARFIELD as fourth horn.... 

Administrative: Toledo Symphony

The Toledo Symphony in Ohio has hired KEN WETSTEIN as vice president for development, effective Dec. 1.... 

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Industry Buzz

Musical America’s top 30 innovative professionals for 2016

Musical America has released its annual list of Top 30 Professionals, this year subtitled “The Innovators.” Included on the list are Fred Bronstein, dean, Peabody Institute; Alan Fletcher, president and CEO, Aspen Music Festival

CM Artists and MKI Artists form new partnership

Linda Marder of CM Artists and John Zion of MKI Artists have announced a new association between their firms....

Next group of Shepherd School musicians chosen for New York Phil’s Global Academy

Six students from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music have been selected to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program....

Canton Symphony adds bilingual storytelling as part of SymphonyLand children’s concerts

Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra will present four bilingual (Spanish/English) books this season as part of its SymphonyLand trio series for children, combining storytelling and music....

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Help Yourself

Improve your board’s fundraising odds

Attend Powerful Boards, Purposeful Fundraising, a professional development seminar in San Francisco, February 16, 2017, presented by the League of American Orchestras in collaboration with the Association of California Symphony Orchestras....

Free webinar from the League on building arts audiences with Wallace research

Cultivating new audiences and strengthening bonds with current attendees is a top priority for most arts organizations. Even so, many orchestras shy away from research, often citing lack of money, time, or skills....

Free webinar on new rules for musical instruments and protected species

Is your orchestra ready to follow new rules for crossing international borders with musical instruments that contain protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material?...

Learn about Carnegie Hall’s free Link Up program in December 13 webinar

Carnegie Hall invites orchestras to bring the free Link Up program to their communities in the 2017-18 season. Learn more during a 30-minute webinar...

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