John Eliot Gardiner on Beethoven, period instruments, and revolutionary fervor

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Starting on February 19, John Eliot Gardiner will lead the period-instrument Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in Beethoven’s nine symphonies over five concerts at Carnegie Hall, with subsequent performances in...

February 19, 2020

Omaha Symphony announces its 2020-21 season, its 100th

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“The Omaha Symphony is having a yearlong farewell party for music director Thomas Wilkins, with big-name guests such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist Branford Marsalis and pianist André Watts,”...

February 19, 2020

San Francisco Symphony’s 2020-21 season, first with Esa-Pekka Salonen as music director

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“Twenty-five years after Michael Tilson Thomas arrived as San Francisco Symphony’s music director, shaking up programming, his successor Esa-Pekka Salonen has announced his vision for the orchestra’s future,” writes...

February 19, 2020

Harrisburg Symphony selects Matthew Herren, Pennsylvania native, as executive director

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“A new executive director will take charge at the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra this summer,” writes Sean Adams in Tuesday’s (2/18) Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA). “The organization has announced that Matthew...

February 19, 2020

Nearly half a century at the Owensboro Symphony, working and volunteering behind the scenes

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“Carl Davis is not a native of Owensboro, but has called it home for several years,” writes Bobbie Hayse in Sunday’s (2/16) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky). “He has a lot...

February 19, 2020

Review: Honoring longtime St. Louis classical music critic with premiere of “song of hope and faith”

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“The first half of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus’s Sunday concert “ended with a ‘song of hope and faith,’ the world premiere of the complete version of celebrated English...

February 19, 2020

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra adds $5/month unlimited ticket option for club2030 members

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is adding a club2030 Concert Membership program for audience members between ages 18 and 39 that will allow them to attend unlimited SPCO concerts...

February 19, 2020

Apply by April 20 for the League’s Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar

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Essentials of Orchestra Management, the premier orchestra management course in the United States, will take place in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 4, 2020. Presented by the League of American Orchestras in association with the Arts Leadership Program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Essentials prepares orchestra professionals by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to be effective administrators and leaders. Led by a faculty of high-profile orchestra executives, leadership experts, artists, and arts activists with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, Essentials addresses both theory and practice through an innovative course of study that explores not only the challenges faced by orchestra managers today, but also how orchestras must adapt and change to be sustainable in the future.

The immersive ten-day Essentials experience is open to early-career professionals, musicians, graduate students, career changers, and experienced administrators seeking who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of orchestral management. The League especially encourages applicants from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the orchestral field.

Applications are due April 20, 2020. Learn more about Essentials of Orchestra Management.

February 19, 2020