Imagining the future at League Conference in St. Louis

Posted on: June 18, 2013

On Saturday (6/15) in the Post-Dispatch (St. Louis), Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “The League of American Orchestras … is bringing its annual conference to town. Hosted by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the group will be here Tuesday through Thursday, with pre-conference sessions Sunday and Monday.… Their coming is the catalyst for a concert by music director David Robertson and the SLSO on Tuesday, to include one important debut and two complete symphonies.… Attendance is expected to be in the vicinity of 800 to 900 people, from all around North America [says League President and CEO Jesse Rosen], ‘people in all aspects of orchestra life: trustees, volunteers, conductors, musicians, CEOs, staff, representatives from the many businesses that support orchestras—managements, publishers, acousticians.…’ Robertson said, ‘I’m excited to have the opportunity to let (representatives of other ensembles) know what we have in St. Louis, and hear this orchestra in this hall.… It’s a very special place with a very special sound.’ The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Imagining 2023.’ ‘We really wanted to take this opportunity to get people to focus on the future, to imagine what it might be, and what we want it to be,’ Rosen said.”

Posted June 18, 2013