Continued popularity of symphonic movie nights

“The San Francisco Symphony is not the only orchestra making a quick move to capitalize on” audience interest in film screenings with live orchestral accompaniment, writes Joshua Kosman in Friday’s (1/13) San Francisco Chronicle. “Across the U.S., symphony orchestras have suddenly begun adding movie nights to their programming rosters....

January 19, 2017
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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra world premiere, responding to pain of war

“As part of a national tour, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will debut Richard Prior’s latest composition, ‘A Canticle of Shadows,’ on Friday at Emory University” in Atlanta, writes Jon Ross in Wednesday’s (1/18) Atlanta Journal-Constitution.... 

Buffalo Philharmonic’s Diversity Council brings performances to local churches

“It’s not unusual to hear gospel music in East Side Baptist churches,” writes Nancy A. Fischer in Tuesday’s (1/17) Buffalo News....

Nathalie Stutzmann, another singer-turned-conductor

“When French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann appeared for the first time with [Ireland’s] RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra last February, she scored a hit,” writes Michael Dervan in Wednesday’s (1/18) Irish Times (Dublin)....

Review: Wild rides and new sounds at Cincinnati Symphony and MusicNOW Festival

“You wouldn’t expect video games, short attention spans and crazy, Rube Goldberg machines to inspire a symphony orchestra composition,” writes Janelle Gelfand in Monday’s (1/16) Cincinnati Enquirer....

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Who's In?

Administrative: American Composers Orchestra

The American Composers Orchestra in New York City has announced the appointment of EDWARD YIM as president, effective February 21....

Artistic: Atlanta Symphony

Two additions to the musician roster have been announced by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: SAMUEL SCHLOSSER, principal trombone; and GINA HUGHES, piccolo and flute....

Administrative: Chicago Youth Symphony

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras has announced the appointment of SUSAN LAPE as executive director, effective in March 2017. BRIAN BAXTER has been promoted from director of operations to the newly created post of chief operating officer. Since 2012 Lape has been executive…

Artistic: Fort Collins Symphony

At the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra in Colorado, WES KENNEY has signed a five-year contract extending his tenure as music director through 2022. Kenney has led the Fort Collins Symphony since 2003, and is also director of orchestras at Colorado State University, music director…

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Industry Buzz

Music appreciation, via New Haven Symphony podcasts

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the University of New Haven and radio station WNHU to produce a new podcast series called Listen Up! Hosted by NHSO Education Director Caitlin Daly....

D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra to live-stream three 2017 concerts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Symphony Orchestra, and medici.tv will film and stream three NSO concerts between January and June 2017....

California Symphony shares feedback from discussions with orchestra newcomers

In a blog at Medium.com, the California Symphony, based in Walnut Creek, posts results of a discussion it hosted in August 2016, in which orchestra newcomers shared feedback about their experiences with the orchestra. Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer writes, “We put out the call for…

Spoleto Festival USA announces 2017 programming

Spoleto Festival USA has announced programming for its 2017 festival, taking place in Charleston, South Carolina from May 26 to June 11. Orchestral highlights include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 ...

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Help Yourself

Applications open for Adelphi Orchestra’s young artist competition

The deadline is February 1 to submit video applications for the Adelphi Orchestra’s annual young artist competition for string and wind musicians up to age 23....

Now posted: Digital Media News for January

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....

Hewlett Foundation launches new grants for music commissions in SF Bay Area

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced a new five-year, $8 million addition to its grantmaking in support of the performing arts....

2017 Orchestras Feeding America materials are now available!

The League of American Orchestras is once again conducting its annual national food drive, Orchestras Feeding America. And once again we are asking for your help by participating in this year’s effort....

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