Detroit Symphony 2015-16 season: six world premieres by American composers

“A monthlong Brahms festival and six world premieres—including one by Music Director Leonard Slatkin—will define the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season, just announced today,” writes Michael Hodges in Thursday’s (1/22) Detroit News. “Both composer Tod Machover and DSO composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank will premiere works based, at least in part, on the city of Detroit....

January 25, 2015
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Grants to Juilliard and ICE to support entrepreneurship, new-audience development

“The Juilliard School said Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift from board member Michael E. Marks and his wife, Carole, to create a new program aimed at developing students’ entrepreneurship and business skills,” writes Brian Wise on Thursday (1/22) at classical radio station WQXR’s news blog....

Zachary Cohen, 22, is Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s principal bass

“Zachary Cohen has been named the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new principal bass,” writes Pamela Espeland in Friday’s (1/23) MinnPost (Minneapolis)....

Curtis Institute cellist, 21, joins Boston Symphony Orchestra

“Cellist Oliver Aldort remembers being struck by a particular quality of the Boston Symphony Orchestra while playing in the ensemble as a 17-year-old student at the Tanglewood Institute,” writes Peter Dobrin in Thursday’s (1/22) Philadelphia Inquirer....

Lincoln Center Festival announces 2015 season

“The Lincoln Center Festival will mark its 20th anniversary this summer with return engagements by the Druid Theater Company of Ireland, the Cleveland Orchestra, the theater company Cheek by Jowl and the director Yukio Ninagawa,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (1/22) New York Times....

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Who's In?

Administrative: Fort Worth Symphony

The Fort Worth (Tex.) Symphony Orchestra has appointed BECKY TOBIN vice president of operations. She goes to Fort Worth from the Houston Chamber Choir, where she had served as executive director... 

Administrative: Princeton Symphony

Princeton (N.J.) Symphony Orchestra Executive Director MELANIE CLARKE has announced her intention to step down from the post on July 1, 2015....

Artistic: Santa Barbara Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony has announced the appointment of JESSICA GUIDERI as concertmaster; she will make her debut with the orchestra at its “Chaplin: City Lights” concerts on January 17 and 18. Guideri continues to serve as associate concertmaster of the…

Administrative: Juilliard School

MAURICE F. EDELSON has been named vice president and general counsel at The Juilliard School. He goes to Juilliard from Time Warner Inc., where he served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Prior to joining Time Warner in 2013 he was affiliated with Time Inc., first as…

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Industry Buzz

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians to curate happy-hour concerts

Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform in three happy-hour events being held on Tuesday evenings in metropolitan Pittsburgh, as part of the orchestra’s new Play N’At chamber music series in February and March....

Cincinnati Symphony and MusicNOW Festival head into second year of collaboration

This March, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival to present two programs that will include world premieres and feature orchestral musicians playing side-by-side with the indie rock band The National....

New five-year contract for musicians at Santa Rosa Symphony

At California’s Santa Rosa Symphony, musicians and management have agreed to a new five-year contract covering the period from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019....

Juilliard’s FOCUS! 2015 festival, spotlighting music from Japan

The theme of the Juilliard School’s 31st annual new-music FOCUS! festival from January 23 to 30 will be Japanese music since 1945, much of it being heard for the first time outside Japan. The first of six free concerts will feature Joel Sachs leading the New Juilliard Ensemble at Juilliard’s…

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League selects 22 orchestras for Getty Education and Community Investment Grants

Twenty-two orchestras from across the United States have been selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive Getty Education and Community Investment Grants for innovative educational, health and wellness, and artistic programs....

Audience Quest

How to build new and enduring audiences for an orchestra? How to deepen an orchestra’s engagement with existing concertgoers? The Wallace Foundation’s in-depth studies and reports document innovative strategies that work for arts groups ...

Take the NFF’s Annual Nonprofit Sector Survey

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (nff.org) is now conducting its seventh annual nationwide survey examining the state of the nonprofit sector, and seeks responses to the survey. The survey, which is anonymous and takes about 10-15 minutes to fill out, collects data on challenges and trends among nonprofits. Findings from…

Free BoardSource eBook: “Building the Governance Partnership”

Building the Governance Partnership: The Chief Executive’s Guide to Getting the Best from the Board, Second Edition is now available for download—free to all League members. This updated book provides practical tips and perspectives to help you build a partnership with your board that is based on support, trust, …

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