Mary Deissler rolls up her sleeves at the Charlotte Symphony

“Mary Deissler’s at the wheel, putting pedal to metal and asking, ‘Did you know this thing could go 90 mph?’ ” writes Lawrence Toppman about the new head of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Thursday’s (9/22) Charlotte Observer (North Carolina). “In less than four months as the group’s president and CEO... 

September 28, 2016
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Lang Lang, “cultural tourism ambassador” for the Big Apple

“New York City, already a top international tourist destination, has a message for visitors from China: There’s more to see than the Empire State Building and Times Square,” writes Amy Qin in Thursday’s (9/22) New York Times....

Boston Pops musicians play for Charles Osgood “CBS Sunday Morning” signoff

“After 22 years as the CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ host, Charles Osgood signed off for the last time this past Sunday by performing ‘So Long (It’s Been Good to Know You)’ with members of the Boston Pops,” reads an unsigned Monday (9/26) report at New York classical radio station WQXR....

New orchestra forms: Long Island Concert Orchestra

“Long Island has a new professional symphony orchestra,” writes Steve Parks in Tuesday’s (9/27) Newsday (New York)....

Obituary: San Francisco oboist and conductor Jean-Louis LeRoux, 89

“Jean-Louis LeRoux, a gifted and versatile musician whose long career in San Francisco and abroad encompassed stints as an instrumentalist, conductor, teacher and musical entrepreneur, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at his San Francisco home,” writes Joshua Kosman in Sunday’s (9/25) San Francisco Chronicle.... 

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Who's In?

Administrative: Fort Worth Youth Orchestra

The Fort Worth (Tex.) Youth Orchestra has appointed LEE WARREN executive director.... 

Board Leadership: Minnesota Orchestra

The Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors has chosen Life Director and Board Vice Chair MARILYN CARLSON NELSON as chair elect....

Administrative: Miller Theatre

ERIC M. GEWIRTZ has been named director of marketing and outreach for the Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, effective October 5....

Administrative: Caramoor

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a summer music festival in Katonah, N.Y., has appointed KATHY SCHUMAN vice president, artistic programming and executive producer, effective December 1....

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Industry Buzz

Pittsburgh Symphony’s Heinz Hall welcomes public during Doors Open Pittsburgh, Oct. 1

On October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall will be among the buildings that are part of a citywide event called Doors Open Pittsburgh....

Free student tickets for Allentown Symphony’s 2016-17 concerts

As in prior years, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania is offering free tickets to classical and pops concerts for students in grades 1 to 12, and to college students up to age 21....

New Haven Symphony at center of city’s “Women Making Music Day” on Sept. 29

The city of New Haven, Connecticut is proclaiming September 29 “Women Making Music Day” in honor of New Haven Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Hannah Lash (pictured) and composer Helen Hagan (1891-1964)....

Greenwich Village Orchestra marks 30 years in 2016-17

New York City’s Greenwich Village Orchestra will open its 30th season on September 25 with an all-Dvořák program featuring the Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 1, Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), and the Violin Concerto, with soloist Adele Anthony....

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Help Yourself

Watch it now: League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

This year, for the first time, you can watch video of the concert led by the five conductors in the League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview....

League launches $4.5 million American Orchestras’ Futures Fund

The League of American Orchestras has launched the American Orchestras’ Future Fund, a new grantmaking program funded by the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. The $4.5 million program will offer two-year organizational grants as well as short-term technical assistance grants....

Now posted: Digital Media News for September

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use....

Orchestra Statistical Report survey now open—responses due Oct. 31

The League’s 2014-15 Orchestra Statistical Report (OSR) survey is open. DataArts is now providing the data collection platform for the League’s OSR, making this new OSR survey quicker to complete than ever. It has up to a third-fewer questions than prior years....

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