Now available online: provocative keynote speakers, spotlight on innovation at League’s 2014 Conference

Posted on: June 25, 2014

The League of American Orchestras’ National Conference, hosted by the Seattle Symphony, began with a riveting keynote address by flutist Claire Chase on re-imagining the orchestra, and concluded with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony’s now-famous Sonic Evolution concert featuring world premieres by Luis Tinocco, Du Yun, and Gabriel Prokofiev, and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s orchestral rendition of “Baby Got Back.”

From June 4-6, 2014, nearly 1000 orchestra administrators, musicians, volunteers, and board members came together to experience musical performances, events, and sessions presented by thought leaders, industry experts, and beyond. In his address at the League’s annual meeting, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen’s state-of-the-field overview underscored the connections between time and place as reflected in orchestra programming, finances, diversity, and artistry. WolfBrown Principal Alan Brown’s closing session keynote focused on new research capturing the six elements of creative capacity. Conference sessions covered such topics as social media, diversity, community engagement, donor relations, diversity, music education, and the Spring for Music festival.

Conference highlights are now posted for online viewing. To read the complete press release about this year’s Conference, click here.

Posted June 25, 2014