The March-April issue of Symphony magazine is now available online—you can read all the great content of the League’s award-winning magazine at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/symphonyonline/mar_apr_2010/#/0. What’s in the new issue? The latest news about orchestras, plus: a wide-ranging examination of how orchestras are embracing the power of social media; a documentary filmmaker’s surprising account of the worldwide fixation with Beethoven’s Ninth; and an in-depth examination of the ways orchestras are exploiting multimedia. In his Critical Questions column, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen makes the case that, as difficult as the economy is, opportunities exist for forward-thinking orchestras. A profile of a contemporary composer brings fresh insight into the creative process, while a veteran music writer shows how one chamber ensemble has forged an enviable place in the heart of its community. A first-person account of how the Florida West Coast Symphony became the Sarasota Orchestra takes us behind the scenes. And rock legend Sting reveals his love for orchestras. The March-April Symphony features a new tool: a discussion forum where readers are invited to comment, so you can share your thoughts and ideas in a new forum for lively debate and conversation. You’ll find this and more at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/symphonyonline/mar_apr_2010/#/0.
Posted March 3, 2010