Minnesota Orchestra to tour Vietnam and South Korea in June 2020

“Building on the ‘musical diplomacy’ of high-profile trips to Cuba and South Africa, the Minnesota Orchestra announced Thursday its next destinations: Vietnam and South Korea,” writes Jenna Ross in Thursday’s (10/10) Star Tribune (Minneapolis). “The June 2020 trip is inspired by… the 25th anniversary of restored relations between…

October 16, 2019
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For Ohio’s Lima Symphony, seven music director candidates in 2019-20 season

“The Lima Symphony Orchestra will kick off its new ‘Focus Forward’ season with conductor Nadège Foofat’s program ‘Songs for Our New World,’ ” writes Tara Jones in Thursday’s (10/10 Lima News

Toronto Symphony receives $10 million from two longtime supporters

“When Mary Manoville and Tom Beck arrived in Canada in the early 1950s, Toronto was a refuge from war-torn Europe, but it did not offer the kind of culture they had experienced in the cities from…

Palm Beach Symphony to perform “Night Holocaust Project,” with texts by Elie Wiesel

“A concert series featuring the words of prolific Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is making its North American debut in South Florida this year,” writes Austen Erblat in Wednesday’s (10/9) Sun-Sentinel

Seeing foreign donations to U.S. arts groups in new light

“Vladimir O. Potanin, a Russian billionaire who made his fortune in banking and natural resources, has been a donor and board member of the Guggenheim Museum since 2002,” writes Graham Bowley in…

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Who's In?

Administrative: Cal Performances

KATY TUCKER has been appointed director of artistic planning at Cal Performances at the University of California Berkeley, which produces and presents performances in multiple genres at UC Berkeley....

Board: Los Angeles Philharmonic

The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has elected THOMAS L. BECKMEN as chair. He succeeds Jay Rasulo....

Artistic: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

CAROLINE KIM has been named principal cello of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. She has been a section cellist with the orchestra since 2016, and as principal cello she succeeds Sarah Cleveland, who had held the position since 1995....

Administrative: Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

BRANDON VANWAEYENBERGHE has been appointed executive director of Minnesota’s Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. He takes the helm from Interim Executive Director Kevin Peterson ...

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Florida Orchestra’s Beethoven-inspired fanfares for Beethoven#250

The Florida Orchestra has commissioned five Florida-based composers to write fanfares inspired by Beethoven, to be performed during the 2019-20 season, marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in…

Concert Artists Guild 2019 competition winners: cellist, violist, recorder player, piano trio

Concert Artists Guild has announced four winners of its 2019 competition, held on Sunday, October 6 at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City....

Ten new Connecticut residents to be sworn in as U.S. citizens at Hartford Symphony concert

On opening night of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, the orchestra will host its third annual naturalization ceremony for Connecticut residents in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford....

Rhode Island Philharmonic receives $75K for social-justice education initiatives

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School has received a $75,000 grant to support the organization’s social-justice initiatives that bring music education to underserved elementary, middle, and high school students.... 

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Check it out: new Digital Media Digest

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.... 

Conductors: apply now for the League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Applications are now being accepted for the League of American Orchestras’ 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, April 1-2, 2020. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 22, 2019....

Apply today to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in American orchestras

The League of American Orchestras’ Catalyst Fund is accepting applications now through December 6, 2019. The Catalyst Fund, a three-year pilot program ...

Got ideas? Share your content proposals for the League’s 2020 National Conference

The League of American Orchestras invites members to contribute ideas and provide input on what’s most interesting, pressing, and important to you for the 2020 National Conference. The League welcomes a vast array of proposals and ...

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