League Conference projected to have $1.7 million positive impact on St. Louis

Posted on: February 20, 2013

In Tuesday’s (2/19) St. Louis Business Journal, Matthew Hibbard writes, “The St. Louis Symphony will host the League of American Orchestras, a conference that brings all components of the classical music industry together. The conference, scheduled for June, is expected to bring 800 to 1,000 people to St. Louis. It is estimated to generate $934,910 in direct spending and have an economic impact of about $1.7 million, Linda Mattus, senior administrative assistant at the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, told the St. Louis Business Journal. Most of the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch with several events taking place at Powell Hall and other venues. This will be the first time since 1966 that the symphony will host the conference, according to Fred Bronstein, president and executive director of the symphony. Bronstein said the conference will bring attention to the symphony and St. Louis’ arts scene. … The league partners with orchestras every year to host the event and selects locations where the art and cultural scene is strong, said Judith Kurnick, vice president for strategic communications for the League of American Orchestras. About 950 people attended the conference in Dallas last year. The event kicks off on June 16 and 17. The symphony and its youth orchestra will perform during the conference.” For more on the League’s 2013 National Conference in St. Louis, click here.

Posted February 20, 2013