How Owensboro Symphony helped create a women’s choir at Daviess County Detention Center

“A dozen women in the Daviess County Detention Center are rehearsing for a March 26 performance that’s part of the Owensboro Symphony’s ‘Music On Call’ community engagement program,” writes Rhonda Miller on Tuesday’s (3/19) at radio station WKU (Kentucky). “The symphony got a grant from Owensboro Health to bring a choir director into the jail and have the inmates bring the music back ...

March 21, 2019
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Tulsa Symphony names Keith Elder executive director

“Keith C. Elder, whose career as a performing arts administrator has included stints with such prestigious organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music, has been named the new executive director of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra,” writes James Watts in Thursday’s (3/14) Tulsa World (OK)....

Mostly Mozart 2019, from “The Magic Flute” to Schachter’s “The Black Clown”

“An innovative, well-traveled production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ that takes its inspiration from silent film will finally come to New York,” writes Michael Cooper in Tuesday’s (3/19) New York Times....

Can a recording distill 700 years of classical music into two CDs?

“Three years ago, the pianist Jeremy Denk was asked to put together a recital for the annual White Light Festival at Lincoln Center,” writes David Hajdu in Friday’s (3/15) Nation....

Chicago Symphony cancels concerts as musicians strike continues

The headline of a news item on yesterday’s Hub about the strike by Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians mistakenly used the word “impasse.” “Impasse” refers to a specific status in collective bargaining negotiations, and we have no knowledge that the CSO contract negotiations have reached that point....

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Who's In?

Artistic: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has appointed ROBERT SPANO principal guest conductor, effective immediately. Longtime Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya announced last May that he will step down at the end of the 2019-20 season....

Artistic: Nashville Symphony

ENRICO LOPEZ-YAÑEZ has been named principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony, effective at the start of the symphony’s 2019-20 season. Lopez-Yañez is currently the Nashville Symphony’s assistant conductor....

Artistic: Amarillo Symphony

The Amarillo Symphony in Texas has appointed ANDREW HAY as executive director. Hay most recently served as Amarillo Symphony’s interim executive director ...

Artistic: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has expanded the role of General Manager KATE KAMMEYER to include serving as artistic administrator....

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Industry Buzz

Orchestra Kentucky premiere of Tunney’s piano concerto, with Jeffrey Biegel

On March 23, Orchestra Kentucky will perform the world premiere of Dick Tunney’s Peanuts Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeff Reed and featuring Jeffrey Biegel as soloist, at SKyPAC in Bowling Green, Kentucky....

Free Louisiana Philharmonic concert to spotlight New Orleans composers

On Wednesday, March 20, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Historic New Orleans Collection will present a free concert in St. Louis Cathedral, entitled “Direct from New Orleans!” The program is part of the 13th installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage ...

Austin Symphony program to spotlight women composers, past and present

For its March 22-23 concerts at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform music by Fanny Mendelssohn (pictured), Lili Boulanger, Clara Schumann, Vítězslava Kaprálová, and Jennifer Higdon, led by Music Director Peter Bay....

Orchestra of St. Luke’s free “Music in Color” five-borough tour, with composer Gabriela Lena Frank

Composer Gabriela Lena Frank (in photo) will be the focus of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s annual “Music in Color” series of free community and school concerts in all five boroughs of New York City, taking place this spring....

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Check it out: Digital Media Digest for March 2019

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....

New from Wallace: Building loyalty and name recognition among audiences

How does an arts presenter increase name recognition and attract younger audiences? A new article and video from The Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative show how the Boston-based World Music/CRASHarts built loyalty and recognition among younger audiences ...

Listen: All-day radio marathon of women composers for International Women’s Day

New York classical music station WQXR is hosting a 24-hour marathon of all-women composers in celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8.... 

Financial aid available for League’s 2019 Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar

Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ immersive professional development seminar, will take place in Los Angeles from July 8 to 18, hosted by the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program at the Thornton School of Music....

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