Shuttered theater, home to Louisiana Philharmonic, gets renovated

In Sunday’s (7/27) Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Katherine Sayre writes that plans are underway to restore and reopen the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans. “The 96-year-old space, shuttered since Hurricane Katrina, is the preferred venue for the Louisiana Philharmonic because of its pristine acoustic…. Roland von Kurnatowski is “overseeing a $13 million yearlong renovation….

July 29, 2014
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Media View

Tanglewood unveils Leonard Bernstein sculpture

“The grounds at Tanglewood got a little more charming Monday as a sculpture of celebrated composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) was installed at the BSO's Berkshires abode,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (7/29) Boston Globe....

Jam-packed stage for Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s season-opener

In Saturday’s (7/26) Boston Globe, Thomasine Berg writes, “Picture a classical music concert stage spilling over with musicians of every ethnicity. Picture an audience with equal representation across the hair-color spectrum—not especially heavy on gray. Such was the inclusive, joyous season-opener... 

Kopp looks forward to first season with Ridgefield Symphony

In Saturday’s (7/26) Hamlet Hub (Ridgefield, Connecticut), Megan Carey speaks with Larry Kopp, new executive director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. “Charismatic, well-rounded, and talented are just a few words to describe Larry Kopp....

Obituary: tenor Carlo Bergonzi, 90

“The Italian opera singer Carlo Bergonzi, known as the leading Verdi stylist of his generation, died in Milan on Friday,” writes Brian Wise on Sunday (7/27) at WQXR’s blog.…

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Who's In?

Artistic: Philharmonia Baroque

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, music director of the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, has renewed his contract with that organization through 2020. McGegan is now in his 29th year as POB’s music director....

Artistic: South Carolina Philharmonic

GENNY NELSON has been named conductor of the Strings Orchestra, an ensemble of the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Program, based in Columbia. S.C....

Board Leadership: Amarillo Symphony

BOB HATTON was elected to a two-year term as president of the Amarillo (Tex.) Symphony at its annual meeting in June. Formerly vice president of the orchestra,...

Administrative: Symphony of Southeast Texas

DOUGLAS J. FAIR has been named executive director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, based in Beaumont. He was previously a development consultant to the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Brunswick, Maine. Before that, Fair served...

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Industry Buzz

Todd Lerew wins composition contest, with So Percussion performances to follow

The Los Angeles-based composer Todd Lerew has won the American Composers Forum’s 2014 National Composition Contest for his work flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof.... 

Oregon Symphony receives $70K grant for new program in public schools

The Oregon Symphony has received a $70,000, three-year grant to support a new education partnership with the David Douglas School District. Funded by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Studio to School Initiative, the grant will go toward…

Seattle Symphony’s “Celebrate Asia” Composition Competition

The deadline is October 3 to enter the Seattle Symphony’s Celebrate Asia Composition Competition. The competition, launched in 2008, seeks to recognize emerging composers interested in Asian culture, music, and traditions. Works should be...

Documentary film about music and memory loss hits U.S. theaters

The documentary Alive Inside, winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is being screened at movie theaters and film festivals throughout the U.S. this summer. The film chronicles efforts in healthcare facilities to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss....

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Help Yourself

Free eBook! “Engaging Your Board in Fundraising”

A BoardSource eBook

Studies show that board member participation in fundraising is considered to be inadequate by executive directors and board members alike, so it’s important to look at what is keeping staff members from being more successful at engaging board members in fundraising.

New! SoundWaves in “Symphony”

Beginning with its fall issue, Symphony magazine will introduce SoundWaves, a new advertising section in which readers can find out about new and historic recordings. SoundWaves will feature four ads per page at an introductory price of $350 for a ¼ page color ad....

Live Webinar: Applying for the League’s Getty Education and Community Investment Grants

July 16, 2014 from 12-1 pm EST

The League is offering a free webinar to introduce the third round of its Getty Education and Community Investment Grants. These one-year grants…

Volunteers’ Gold Book Project of the Month

Orchestra volunteers: Need to raise a quick $20,000? Looking for a unique fundraising event? Get out the checkered tablecloths and bibs and have a Lobster Fest Picnic!

Here’s how the Oklahoma City Orchestra League does it ... 

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