All-canine season at Miller Theatre in 2015-16

“The upcoming season at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University’s School of the Arts is aimed exclusively at dogs and will feature performances by the JACK Quartet,” writes Geoff Edgers in Wednesday’s (4/1) Washington Post. “First, watch the video. Because I don’t want to give away the joke. There. Done? …

April 02, 2015
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New Haven Symphony to perform in city’s free outdoor festival in June

“Free outdoor concerts on the New Haven Green by Lucinda Williams, Darlene Love, Angélique Kidjo, Ibeyi and Kurt Elling with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will be among the highlights of the 20th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas” from June 12 to 27, writes Frank Rizzo in Sunday’s (3/29) Hartford Courant (Connecticut)....

Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic Symphony, in the classroom with band students

“A quartet of musicians from the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra gave a master class on March 18 for Southern Delaware School of the Arts’ 42-member seventh- and eighth-grade concert band,” writes Jon Bleiweis in Saturday’s (3/28) Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland)....

Crossing borders at festival orchestra in Asia

“Musicians with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta will join their Korean and Japanese counterparts, as well as players from around the world, on a three-city tour in East Asia, during which they hope to transcend political differences through the power of music,” reports Oliver Chou in Tuesday’s (3/31) South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)....

Obituary: Ronald Stevenson, composer of “Passacaglia on DSCH,” 87

In Tuesday’s (3/31) Independent (London), Martin Anderson reports that composer-pianist Ronald Stevenson died on March 28. “Stevenson was one of the great composer-pianists, a musician in the manner of Liszt, Rachmaninov and, his own personal idol, Paderewski.”...

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Who's In?

Artistic: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

MATTHEW KRAEMER, music director of Pennsylvania’s Butler County Symphony and Erie Chamber Orchestra, has been named to an additional post as music director and principal conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra....

Artistic: Signature Symphony

Oklahoma’s Tulsa Community College has announced the appointment of ANDRÉS FRANCO as artistic director and conductor of the Signature Symphony, the college’s professional ensemble in residence....

Artistic: Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne

GRANT LLEWELLYN, music director of the North Carolina Symphony since 2004, will also serve as music director of France’s Orchestra Symphonique de Bretagne starting in September 2015....

Artistic: New England Conservatory

Boston’s New England Conservatory has announced two additions to its horn faculty, effective with the 2015-16 academic year: RACHEL CHILDERS and MICHAEL WINTER. Both are members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s horn section....

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Industry Buzz

Applications being accepted for Holland Symphony’s young-composer competition

The deadline is July 1 for composers to apply for the Holland Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Young American Composer’s Competition, being held in conjunction with Christopher Theofanidis’s upcoming residency at the orchestra this October....

Phoenix Symphony addresses issue of bullying with education concerts

The Phoenix Symphony will present Uzu and Muzu of Kakaruzu—An Anti-Bullying Concert on April 1 and 2 as part of its Symphony for the Schools education program. The Uzu and Muzu program is based on composer Avner Dorman’s musical setting of the children’s book ...

Yale symposium to focus on sustainable music-schools partnerships

The Yale School of Music’s fifth Symposium on Music in Schools will take place in New Haven, Connecticut, from June 4 to 7, and will focus this year on partnerships between professional music organizations and public school music programs. Speakers will include…

Toronto Symphony to be focus of new weekly radio show

A new weekly radio program, “Sunday Night with the TSO,” will debut on March 29 at 8pm on the Toronto-based commercial radio station The New Classical FM, hosted by Toronto Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Jeff Melanson and musician Kathleen Kajioka....

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Help Yourself

Save $ Now

The Early Registration deadline for the League’s 2015 Conference is approaching. Register by April 17 and receive $130 off the basic registration price. This year’s Conference, to be held in Cleveland May 27-29 and hosted by the Cleveland Orchestra, explores the question, “What next practices will orchestras embrace to be an increasingly vital part of America’s cultural and civic landscape in the years to come?” ...

Essentials Deadline April 14!

Do you really know what it takes to run an orchestra? Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League’s acclaimed leadership development program, immerses you in the rewards and challenges of managing an orchestra in the 21st century. For ten days, you’ll live and breathe orchestras, interacting with the best and brightest of the field....

Join Us in Cleveland

Don’t forget to register early for the League’s 2015 Conference to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by the Cleveland Orchestra. Complete your registration before April 17 to take advantage of the $130 early registration discount....

Free eBook: “ePolicy Sampler—Ethics and Accountability”

The League’s latest eBook from BoardSource, ePolicy Sampler—Ethics and Accountability, is now available to League members. This useful document contains downloadable policy samplers in ten different topic areas to help you create specific policies for your organization....

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