Considering the evolution of the performing arts center

Thursday’s (2/16) ArtsJournal includes an in-depth series of essays entitled “Culture on a Hill” about the role of American performing arts centers and artistic leadership. Douglas McLennan’s introduction notes, “Fifty years ago Lincoln Center opened in New York City. Unquestionably, the project was a success for the neighborhood. It was also an influential idea....

February 20, 2017
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League statement sparks forum on the arts in today’s America

“An email from The League of American Orchestras about the unsettled future of the arts spurred the University of Toledo’s Debra Davis to pull together a one-day symposium on the topic,” reports Roberta Gedert in Friday’s (2/17) Toledo Blade....

Philly Pops announces 2017-18 season

“The Philly Pops’ 39th season includes concerts on Memorial Day weekend, July 3-4, and during the holiday season, plus a one-night show by Rufus Wainright,” writes John Timpane in Monday’s (2/13) Philadelphia Daily News....

Utah Symphony’s 2017-18 season explores Saint-Saëns

“An ambitious Saint-Saëns recording project, a new film series, a centennial salute to Leonard Bernstein and several superstars are among the highlights of the Utah Symphony’s 2017-18 season,” writes Catherine Reese Newton in Thursday’s (2/16) Salt Lake Tribune....

Pittsburgh Symphony announces summer 2017 European festival tour

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is returning to Europe,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Wednesday’s (2/15) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Utah Symphony

CONNER GRAY COVINGTON has been named assistant conductor of the Utah Symphony, effective in September 2017. The orchestra has also announced that REI HOTODA will conclude her two-season term as associate conductor on August 31, 2017...

Artistic: Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the appointment of YANN GHIRO to its clarinet section. He goes to Cleveland from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, where he has performed...

Administrative: San Luis Obispo Symphony

ABRAHAM PEREZ will join the staff of California’s San Luis Obispo Symphony on February 15 as music education director. He has served as a teaching artist liaison for the Young Musicians Foundation in Los Angeles...

Administrative: Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra has promoted two of its administrators, who will continue their respective duties while also sharing the responsibilities of general manager, a post that has been vacant since January 2016 and will not be filled. MARK WILLIAMS (pictured) has been promoted…

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Industry Buzz

Fort Bend Symphony’s “Texas, Our Texas” concert to spotlight local composers

The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra based in Texas, will perform music by contemporary classical composers from Texas on a concert entitled “Texas, Our Texas” on February 19 at the Stafford Centre, just south of Houston....

Brazos Valley Symphony to perform “Crossing Musical Borders”

The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform an all-American program entitled “Crossing Musical Borders” on February 19 at Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas....

Alexandria Symphony’s afterschool music program to hold composition workshop

From February 20 to 24, students in ASO Sympatico, the Alexandria Symphony’s music education program, will take part in a week-long composition workshop to creative an original collaborative work to be performed February 24 at John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia....

San Diego Symphony launches sensory-friendly concerts for children with autism

On February 15 and 18, the San Diego Symphony will perform free sensory-friendly concerts for children on the autism spectrum as part of a new series called Kinder Koncerts. The February 15 concerts at Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad will take place at 11 am and 12:15pm...

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Help Yourself

Understanding arts audiences through research

The Wallace Foundation has released the first installment in its Building Audiences for Sustainability Stories series that looks at the early-stage efforts of arts organizations that are seeking to attract new audiences while retaining the ones they have, as part of a Wallace initiative....

Apply for Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab & Workshop

The deadline is April 13 to apply for the Nashville Symphony’s second Composer Lab & Workshop, developed by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero with composer and program director Aaron Jay Kernis....

Financial aid available to attend Essentials of Orchestra Management

A limited number of need-based tuition awards are available for participants in the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management leadership development seminar...

Now posted: Digital Media News for February 2017

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....

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