Pre-sale tickets for Detroit Symphony’s Spielberg/Williams concert sell out in the first hour

In Tuesday’s (4/15) Detroit News (Michigan), Tony Briscoe and Adam Graham write that tickets made available in a one-hour pre-sale for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s June benefit concert featuring filmmaker Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams “sold out in 15 minutes, a DSO record. Less than half of the 2,000 available tickets were made available through the pre-sale...

April 16, 2014
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Atlanta Symphony’s 2014-15 season: 70th anniversary, 3 world premieres

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 2014-15 season full of premieres, including three world premieres, plus music from a remarkable array of soloists and guest conductors,” writes Bo Emerson in Wednesday’s (4/16) Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Symphony of Southeast Texas’s chief executive to step down in May

An unsigned story posted 4/15 (Tuesday) on 12newsnow.com (Texas-based KBMT) reports, “A spokesperson for The Symphony of Southeast Texas Tuesday announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla will resign his position effective May 31 to accept a position at Lamar University....

Hartford Symphony “plays with food” to benefit local nonprofit

In Monday’s (4/14) West Hartford News (Connecticut), Kathleen Schassler reports that the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will partner with the nonprofit Growing Great Schools for “A Culinary Symphony,” an April 26 fundraiser for GGS....

Despite funding cuts, London Mozart Players will continue to perform on its own

“An internationally renowned British chamber orchestra has been taken over by its players after the withdrawal of council funding pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy,” writes Nick Clark in Wednesday’s (4/16) Independent (London)....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Jackson Symphony

The Jackson (Tenn.) Symphony has announced the appointment of PETER SHANNON as music director and conductor, effective July 1, 2014....

Artistic: Flagstaff Symphony

ELIZABETH SCHULZE has renewed her contract as artistic director and conductor of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra in Arizona. She is now in her sixth season with the FSO...

Administrative: Melbourne Symphony

Australia’s Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has appointed ALICE WILKINSON director of marketing. The MSO has also announced the appointment of LEITH BROOKE as director of development, effective May 5....

Administrative: Spoleto Festival USA

Nigel Redden, general director of Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, S.C.), has announced the appointment of JENNIFER SCOTT as director of marketing and public relations....

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Industry Buzz

International group of conservatories forms Asia-Pacific alliance

The inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit—a meeting convened in Sydney, Australia for the purpose of creating closer ties between music schools from Asia and the Pacific Rim—has just concluded. Those attending the April 2-5 summit have established...

Jerome Fund invites applications from emerging composers

The American Composers Forum’s Jerome Fund for New Music is seeking applications from emerging composers who reside in Minnesota or in the five boroughs of New York City. The program supports the creation of new music in all genres—jazz, experimental, classical, improvised, …

Raising funds for orchestras while vying for a chance on the podium

Minnesota’s Rochester Symphony Orchestra and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin both have held spring fundraising events in which aspiring amateur conductors from the community vie for the opportunity to conduct the orchestra....

World premieres performed by and for young people

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony in Vermont and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, each recently announced world premieres during the month of April....

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Help Yourself

Featured Resource: Endowments & Capitalization for Orchestras

Developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund

In this webinar, learn about traditional endowments and cash reserves, including benefits, tradeoffs, and capitalization planning....

League Salary Survey

We are pleased to announce that the League’s annual Salary Survey is open for 2013-14 and can be found here. If you participated in last year’s survey, you should have received your username and password via email. ...

Featured Resource: Developing a Useful Financial Model

In the “Developing a Useful Financial Model” webinar, learn how to assemble the financial picture of your orchestra and present the information in a total of three concise pages. This model offers flexibility as well as expense/revenue detail that is helpful to all budget…

Featured Resource: Critical Elements in Nonprofit Financial Statements

Developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund

This webinar is designed to increase the comfort of nonprofit managers and board members in reading and interpreting financial statements....

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