American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Audiences
Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
While classical music continues to grow artistically via commissions, new music, and new channels of distribution, the core orchestral presentation—a live, on-stage concert—is essentially unchanged over the past 100 years. Will that, can that, remain the case for the next 100 years?
- How can the art form evolve with changing social norms without changing its very essence?
- How has the way the audience participates in a live music experience changed, and how should it influence our future?
- Are there models outside the performing arts realm that can inform our choices?
Keynote: Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic in conversation with Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate, New York Philharmonic
Spotlight #1: Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
Spotlight #2: Elizabeth Scott, Chief Media and Digital Officer, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; formerly V.P., Major League Baseball Productions
Roundtable: Spotlight speakers in conversation with Brent Assink, Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony; Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate, New York Philharmonic; Mark Clague, associate professor of music, University of Michigan; and Steven Winn, San Francisco arts journalist and author
This three-hour event is comprised of multiple sessions, with breaks in between.
Please note: This program has been changed. Ben Cameron will no longer be appearing as previously announced.
Attendees will receive a free copy of the first five American Orchestra Forum podcasts on CD!
Developed from our public forums and behind-the-scene conversations with leaders from the American orchestral world, these podcasts explore the role of the American orchestra in a changing world. The American Orchestra Forum podcast CD will be distributed at the end of the May 13 event. One per person, while supplies last.
For more information about the American Orchestra Forum, visit symphonyforum.org.