New music directors, new successes at five Florida orchestras

In Friday’s (6/26) FloridaTrend magazine, John Fleming writes, “Over the past two years, all of the top five professional symphony orchestras in the state—along with the Florida Orchestra, they are the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, the Sarasota Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic—have appointed new music directors.”...

July 01, 2015
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Mark Nuccio to be Houston Symphony’s next principal clarinet

“Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony announced today that Mark Nuccio has been appointed the Principal Clarinet of the Houston Symphony,” reads an unsigned report in Tuesday’s (6/30) Your Houston News (Texas).... 

Harrisburg Symphony gears up for annual Summerfair concert

“Summerfair can be loud, and the options are many for a multi-day event that can seem like controlled chaos,” writes Tyler Miles in Saturday’s (6/27) Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)....

A Denver foundation that steers all funding toward the arts

“Change comes slowly in the world of private foundations,” writes Ray Mark Rinaldi in Monday’s (6/28) Denver Post. “But three years ago, Denver’s Bonfils-Stanton Foundation took a chance on change...

Dipping into just-launched Apple Music

“I’m guessing most of you will be enticed to try Apple Music, given there are about 800 million iTunes accounts,” writes Ed Baig in Wednesday’s (7/1) USA Today....

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Artistic: Chicago Sinfonietta

The Chicago Sinfonietta has announced the appointment of SANDRA BAILEY as principal bassoon, effective with the 2015-16 season....

Administrative: Baltimore Symphony

At the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, JAMES T. KELLEY III has been named vice president of development, and MATTHEW SPIVEY promoted to vice president and general manager....

Artistic: Reno Philharmonic

LAURA JACKSON has signed a four-year extension of her contract as music director of the Reno (Nev.) Philharmonic. She was named to the post in 2009 after serving as assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony…

Administrative: Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

The Board of Directors of the Rochester (Minn.) Symphony & Chorale has announced that JERE LANTZ, its music director for the past 35 years, will assume the dual role of president/CEO and artistic director, …

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Pacific Symphony’s “innovation grants” encourage musicians to get creative

Four musicians from California’s Pacific Symphony have been awarded “Musician Innovation Grants” totaling $20,000 to fund new artistic projects from June through the 2015-16 season. Each of the four is curating a free or low-cost chamber performance....

Conductors Guild holds annual conference in Boston

The Conductors Guild has just concluded its 31st annual conference, co-hosted this year by the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Symphony Orchestra from June 12 to 14. Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, served as keynote speaker, and Helmuth Rilling was presented with the 2015 Max Rudolf Award....

Merit School of Music’s departing president Adelson honored in Chicago

The City of Chicago has declared Tuesday, June 30 “Duffie A. Adelson Day,” in honor of the retiring president of Chicago’s Merit School of Music. Adelson is retiring on June 30 after 33 years at the school, which provides music education to approximately 5,000 children in Chicago....

Study: value of internships for arts students

The Strategic National Arts Alumni Project has released a study that finds arts internships are important, but that paid internships are more effective for the interns in the long term than unpaid internships. “The Internship Divide: The Promise and Challenges of Internships in the Arts,” results…

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Thirty-one selected for League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar

Thirty-one participants with a wide range of professional backgrounds will join some of the most innovative leaders of the orchestra field at the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management program, July 7-16 in Los Angeles....

Apply now for Getty Grants from the League

The League of American Orchestras has announced a fourth round of Getty Education and Community Investment Grants to help stimulate growth and excellence in orchestras' education and community engagement programming....

Alert: Technical difficulties at U.S. State Department delay visa processing

The U.S. State Department has experienced a computer hardware failure, resulting in the halting of visa issuances to travelers. On June 23, the State Department website stated that repairs are being made and that…

Check it out: Conference photos

Photos from the League of American Orchestras’ recent Conference in Cleveland are now on our Facebook page. We wish we could post photos of all of the 1,068 participants at this year’s Conference! #Orch2015 ...

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