U.K.’s Chineke! orchestra, changing perceptions of minority classical musicians

“Almost two years ago, on September 13, 2015, something happened at London’s Royal Festival Hall that was both ordinary and extraordinary,” writes Ivan Hewett in Wednesday’s (8/16) Daily Telegraph (London). “An orchestra dressed in sober black filed on stage, followed by the conductor, and gave a spirited and subtle performance….

August 17, 2017
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Emma Dunch to become Sydney Symphony’s executive director in January

“It is nearly 20 years since Emma Dunch quit as a publicist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and moved to the U.S., where she carved out a successful career in arts management and fundraising,” writes Nick Galvin in Wednesday’s (8/16) Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).... 

Montreal Symphony marks city’s 375th with student-buskers initiative

“On a recent hot and sunny August morning, Ashley Murphy, Veronica Jaramillo and Belinda Chung stood on the dimly lit stage in the Lindsay Place High School theatre discussing the finer points of François-Joseph Gossec’s Tambourin,” writes Kathryn Greenaway in Wednesday’s (8/16) Gazette (Montreal, Canada)....

Actor Rainn Wilson on “the coolest instrument”

“Nerdette host Greta Johnsen Johnsen and co-host Tricia Bobeda celebrate the orchestra’s largest woodwind,” states the introduction to a podcast posted Friday (8/11) on Chicago Public Media station WBEZ....

Body of missing McGill University music professor found

“The dean of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music says professor Eleanor Stubley, whose body was found after she had been missing for about one week, was utterly devoted to her students,” states an unsigned article in Monday’s (8/14) Toronto Sun....

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Who's In?

Administrative: Austin Symphony

The Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced the appointment of RACHEL SANTORELLI as public relations and guest artist manager. She goes to the Austin Symphony...

Artistic: Evansville Philharmonic

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Indiana has announced the appointment of three principal musicians: ALEX (NICA) MALAIMARE as associate concertmaster...

Administrative: Credo Music

Credo Music, based in Oberlin, Ohio, has appointed HENRY PEYREBRUNE as its first executive director. He joins Founder and Artistic Director Peter Slowik to lead the organization....

Artistic: New York Pops

The New York Pops has announced the extension of Music Director and Conductor STEVEN REINEKE’s contract through 2022....

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Industry Buzz

Empire State Youth Orchestra’s 2017-18 season

The Empire State Youth Orchestra, based in Schenectady, New York, has announced its 2017-18 season, which will open on October 24 with its annual young people’s concert in the morning and free concert for senior citizens in the afternoon at Schenectady’s Proctor’s Theatre....

New five-year contract for Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians

The musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic have a new five-year contract, effective September 18. The contract was jointly announced on August 11 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and American Federation of Musicians Local 47, AFL-CIO. The contract includes…

Ten Music Academy of the West musicians chosen for New York Philharmonic’s Fellowship program in NYC

The New York Philharmonic has announced that ten instrumentalists from the Music Academy of the West will travel to New York in January 2018 to participate in the orchestra’s Global Academy Fellowship Program....

American Composers Orchestra to mark 40 years in 2017-18

The American Composers Orchestra will mark its 40th season in 2017-18 with a November 7 concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City...

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Help Yourself

New report from League on orchestras’ education and community engagement work reveals growth in activity

Of and For the Community, a new report from the League of American Orchestras, details the growth of orchestras’ education and community engagement (EdCE) work and examines the purpose and scope of those activities.... 

Paul R. Judy Center now accepting grants proposals focusing on innovative ensembles

Proposals are being accepted through October 1, 2017 by the Paul R. Judy Center for grants for research and projects related to innovative ensembles. The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research...

SphinxConnect diversity conference, February 1-4, 2018

Registration is now open for SphinxConnect, the annual conference held in Detroit by the Sphinx Organization for artists and leaders in diversity in classical music....

Resource: Researching arts audiences on a budget

The League’s 2017 Conference in Detroit may be over—but the learning from the great sessions continues. Video of the highly rated Bold and Informed: Researching Audiences on a Budget session is posted on the League’s post-Conference site, along with the detailed PowerPoint…

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