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League of American Orchestras

A Relevant Requiem in St. Louis

Jesse Rosen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

On Monday night, demonstrators protested the Metropolitan Opera for performing John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer." Three weeks ago a very different kind of demonstration was held in Powell Symphony Hall.

Orchestras Come Out to Play

Jesse Rosen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Two recent projects I was fortunate enough to see and hear recently extend the idea of engaging the many, to creating events that dramatically link orchestras to their unique time and place.

My Next Board Meeting

Jesse Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jesse Rosen

I'm looking forward to it -- unlike Michael Kaiser, who just told us how relieved he is to never see his board again in "My Last Board Meeting." Like...

In Tune With the Next Generation

Jesse Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Classical music participation rates have held steady for the last five years, stopping a steady decline through 2008. Orchestras have been keeping their feet to the pedals as they innovate at unprecedented rates to develop audiences.

Provocative Choices for Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Orchestras have some choices ahead. They can observe these developments as interesting and positive but ultimately not relevant to their futures. Or they might want to find ways to affiliate and partner with these ensembles, leveraging their respective assets.

Doing More About Diversity in America's Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

The next time orchestras are taken to task for being too European, too Caucasian, and too male-dominated, one might reference the new and growing generation of music directors who bring an inclusive sensibility and dimension to artistic leadership.

Spokane Symphony: Stranded

David Beem | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
David Beem

Meet the 21st Century American Orchestra: Sweeping labor cuts, lockouts, strikes, and a management culture with declining human values. Unfortunately, musicians in Spokane, Washington have found themselves next in line.

Zombieland: American Orchestras Face Scary Future

David Beem | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
David Beem

These are heady times for the League of American Orchestras and their ilk. Hardly a week goes by without another orchestra lockout or strike. If ever the musicians needed an industry watchdog, it's today.

Clap Between Movements: Classical Music From Dresden To Minneapolis

Laurence Vittes | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If your Spring this year is resisting being sprung, here are three springtime events which are guaranteed to get you in the mood. Check out the youtub...

Another Fabulous Invalid? The State of the Symphony Orchestra

Gary P. Steuer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gary P. Steuer

There is something so magical and powerful in orchestra, and we must not lose it. We have an obligation to find a way to make this gift available to more people today and into future generations.