At the League of American Orchestras’ Conference in Baltimore, June 9-11, the League will present its highest honor, the Gold Baton, to Kris Sinclair, executive director of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO). Sinclair, who is retiring this year after thirty-one years at ACSO’s helm, will receive the award at the League’s Annual Meeting, June 10, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. “Over three decades, Kris Sinclair has been a staunch advocate for orchestras, creating a model state orchestra association through her exemplary leadership,” said League President and CEO Jesse Rosen. Given annually since 1948 for distinguished service to America’s orchestras, the Gold Baton recognizes individuals and institutions whose far-reaching contributions to the field serve to champion and advance the cause of orchestras and symphonic music throughout the country. The Association of California Symphony Orchestras provides essential leadership and resources to classical music producers and presenters, encouraging and supporting their artistic, organizational, and fiscal development. As the collective force for orchestras in California and the region, ACSO serves more than 300 members. ACSO offers countless programs and services; it is the largest state orchestras association in the U.S. Click here to read the press release announcing the award.
Posted May 4, 2016