Pacific Symphony concert: engaging multigenerational audiences

“The rainstorm on Saturday didn’t stop the Pacific Symphony from performing a free concert at the city’s 10th annual Symphony in the Cities event,” writes Rebecca Turley in Friday’s (7/24) Orange County Register (California). “Usually held outside, this year’s concert was moved inside.… The concert was preceded by a…

July 28, 2015
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Topeka Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season announced

“Themed ‘Worlds Away,’ the Topeka Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season will have an international bent to it, starting with three guest soloists who will include a Mexican percussionist playing a concerto written for maracas and…

The musical and architectural evolution of Chicago’s Millennium Park

A Friday (7/24) post at Chicago classical radio station WFMT includes a lengthy interview with architect Ed Uhlir, design director of the Millennium Park Project, who speaks about the 80-year history of the park’s various pavilions and “how he worked with…

BarrettVantage artist management firm separates into two businesses

“BarrettVantage Artists, the management firm formed from the merger of Barrett Artists and Vantage Artists in 2009, has announced that they will split, due, they say, to the lease being up on their shared midtown Manhattan office,” writes…

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra’s all-Beethoven concert draws newcomers at Mann Center

“In the more populist realm of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra got back to its core purpose—playing an all-Beethoven concert,” writes David Patrick Stearns in Monday’s (7/27) Philadelphia Inquirer. “Great music…

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Who's In?

Administrative: Delaware Symphony

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, based in Wilmington, has announced the appointment of ALAN JORDAN as executive director, effective in September. He goes to the DSO from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra...

Administrative: New World Symphony

JOHN KIESER has been named executive vice president and provost of the New World Symphony, the Miami Beach-based orchestral academy....

Artistic: Bakersfield Symphony

The Bakersfield (Calif.) Symphony Orchestra has appointed STILIAN KIROV music director. He assumed the post July 1, concurrently with the start of his tenure as music director of New Jersey’s Symphony in C....

Board Leadership: Virginia Symphony

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, based in Hampton Roads, has announced the election of STEPHEN TEST as chair, effective July 1....

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Lincoln Center’s free concert streams from Mostly Mozart and Out of Doors series

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is live-streaming eleven of its summer concerts from the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series and Mostly Mozart Festival, through August 17. All concerts will be streamed at…

Fort Smith Symphony to open 2015-16 season with WWII commemoration

The Fort Smith Symphony in Arkansas will open its 2015-16 season with a concert and series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. On October 3 at Fort Smith’s ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center, Music Director John Jeter will lead “The Greatest Generation” ... 

Four conductor candidates to lead Grand Junction Symphony in 2015-16

At the end of the 2015-16 season, Kirk Gustafson will be stepping down after 28 years as music director of Colorado’s Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. Each of four guest conductors, all candidates for music director, will lead one 2015-16 season program....

Juilliard Orchestra 2015-16 season: Wagner, Mozart, Poulenc, Ullmann, Milton Babbitt

The Juilliard Orchestra has announced details of its 2015-16 season. Alan Gilbert—director of Juilliard’s orchestral and conducting studies and music director of the New York Philharmonic—will lead A Ring Journey, his arrangement of Wagner’s Ring cycle...

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Proposed New Rules on Ivory Make Allowances for Musical Instruments

On July 25, President Obama announced draft regulations that would restrict trade in African elephant ivory while allowing for travel and commerce by orchestras and musicians with certain instruments containing small…

Youth Orchestra Survey 2014-15

Now is the time for youth orchestras that are members of the League of American Orchestras to participate in the 2014-15 Youth Orchestra Survey. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 30, 2015. Only those orchestras that participate in the survey will receive the full Youth Orchestra Report...

League Fundraising Seminar: There’s Still Time to Register!

Time is running out but registrations are still being accepted for the League’s upcoming Building an Effective Fundraising Board seminar to be held on July 16, 2015 in Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall–Choral Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Orchestra Statistical Report: Survey Deadline August 12!

The League of American Orchestras’ 2013-2014 Orchestra Statistical Report (OSR14) Survey is now open (for League member orchestras only). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Only those orchestras that participate in the survey will receive the full OSR report....

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