A cast of thousands for Grand Rapids Symphony’s “LiveArts” arena event

On April 24, Michigan’s Grand Rapids Symphony will present “LiveArts,” a one-time event described as an “epic storytelling adventure” incorporating contemporary and classical music. The event will bring together more than 1,500 area musicians, dancers, and community members to perform at the Van Andel Arena with the orchestra, including the Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids ...

April 27, 2015
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Atlanta Symphony to premiere Theofanidis’s “Creation/Creator”

“In 2012, music director Robert Spano commissioned Christopher Theofanidis to create a new work for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” writes Andrew Young in the April issue of Atlanta magazine. For Creation/Creator, being premiered this week...

What happens when an orchestra moves into a school in a troubled neighborhood

“Tenever is a high-rise housing estate with a reputation for poverty and crime, located at the end of a tram line in the northern German city of Bremen,” writes Matt Pickles on Wednesday’s (4/ 22) BBC.com....

Zeitouni looking forward to Columbus Symphony return appearance as guest conductor

“Jean-Marie Zeitouni, who will conduct the Columbus Symphony this weekend, was the orchestra’s music director from 2010 to 2014,” writes Peter Tonguette in Thursday’s (4/23) Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)....

Corpus Christi Symphony heads to the baseball field for Pops at the Park

“There’s no need to get dressed up, sshh the kids, or anything else stereotypical of symphony orchestra acts for Pops in the Park this weekend. You just have to like fireworks, music, face paintings or baseball fields,” writes Rob Boscamp in Friday’s Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Texas)....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

RAMÓN TEBAR has been named principal guest conductor of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain, effective with the 2015-16 season....

Administrative: Houston Symphony

The Houston Symphony has announced the appointment of VICKY DOMINGUEZ as general manager, effective May 18. For the past seven years she has served as operations manager at the Boston Symphony Orchestra....

Artistic: North Charleston Pops

NICHOLAS PALMER, music director of the Owensboro (Ky.) Symphony Orchestra and the Lafayette (Ind.) Symphony Orchestra, has been named to an additional post as music director of the North Charleston POPS in South Carolina....

Administrative: Chamber Music America

The New York-based service organization Chamber Music America has appointed VICKY SHARPE editor of Chamber Music, its quarterly magazine dedicated to the art and business of small-ensemble music....

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Industry Buzz

Cabrillo Festival announces 2015 season

California’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music has announced details of its 2015 season under Music Director Marin Alsop in Santa Cruz in August. Composers in residence include Hannah Lash, whose Eating Flowers will be premiered...

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra marks 40 years this month

The Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra celebrates its 40th birthday on April 23, an occasion it will mark with a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, led by TSYO Conductor Shalom Bard....

Applications open for Judy Center grants supporting innovative ensembles

The deadline is September 1 to submit proposals for the current grant funding cycle for the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The grants are open to all ages and professional levels, with students encouraged to apply....

Eleven composers receive 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced that it has named eleven composers as 2015 Guggenheim Fellows. They are Darcy James Argue, Matthew Barnson, Richard Carrick ... 

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Help Yourself

Conference Early Registration Deadline Is Here

The League’s 2015 Conference Early Registration period is closing—soon. Now is your opportunity to save $130 off the full registration price before our early-registration deadline of April 17. Visit our Conference website here and click on the Registration option.... 

Essentials Application Deadline: April 14

There are only a few more days left to submit your application for Essentials of Orchestra Management—the League’s acclaimed leadership development program. For ten days, you’ll live and breathe orchestras, interacting with the best and brightest of the field. Essentials is open to anyone with fewer than three years of performing-arts experience...

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The Early Registration deadline for the League’s 2015 Conference is approaching. Register by April 17 and receive $130 off the basic registration price. This year’s Conference, to be held in Cleveland May 27-29 and hosted by the Cleveland Orchestra, explores the question, “What next practices will orchestras embrace to be an increasingly vital part of America’s cultural and civic landscape in the years to come?” ...

Essentials Deadline April 14!

Do you really know what it takes to run an orchestra? Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League’s acclaimed leadership development program, immerses you in the rewards and challenges of managing an orchestra in the 21st century. For ten days, you’ll live and breathe orchestras, interacting with the best and brightest of the field....

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