What’s in a name? In the case of the Irving Symphony Orchestra, which recently announced that it is now called ENVISO, there’s more behind the new nomenclature than just a streamlined turn of phrase. It might just be a way to broaden the orchestra’s audience base while bringing attention to the city of Irving, Texas as a happening place. SymphonyNOW chats with Tracy Boyd, the orchestra’s executive director, about Irving Symphony Orchestra’s metamorphosis into ENVISO.
Also covered in the new issue of SymphonyNOW is the Metropolis Ensemble, a chamber orchestra established in 2006 that has been making a splash in New York’s contemporary classical arena by nurturing young and emerging composers and performers. Artistic director Andrew Cyr talks about the ways flexibility is at the core of Metropolis’s mission.
SymphonyNOW is the League’s new, online-only publication that provides timely stories about orchestras on a weekly basis. You’ll find SymphonyNOW on the right-hand side of the Hub homepage.
Posted August 26, 2011