American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Community
Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Ethnic and economic diversity might be expected to erode the role of a European-derived institution, but changing demographics in our country’s orchestras and their communities suggest, and at times have demonstrated, that symphonic music actually brings people together across time, space, culture, race, and class.
- How have orchestras adapted to serve and respond to changing communities?
- How have they served as a cultural entry point and social bridge for immigrants & minorities?
- How has the role of the orchestra as a civic partner in education expanded evolved in the past century?
- What is an orchestra’s duty to its home city and its citizens?
Please note: This three-hour event is comprised of multiple sessions, with breaks in between.
|2:00pm||Spotlight #1: Jesse Rosen, President/CEO, League of American Orchestras, in conversation with Neil Harris, Professor of History and Art History, University of Chicago; moderated by Mark Clague, Professor of Music, University of Michigan|
|2:30pm||Spotlight #2: Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, VP/Artistic Director, Sphinx Organization, Detroit, in conversation with Amos Yang, Assistant Principal Cellist, San Francisco Symphony, and alumnus, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra; moderated by Steven Winn, San Francisco arts journalist and critic|
|3:15pm||Roundtable: Spotlight speakers in conversation with Mark Clague and Steven Winn|
|4:30pm||Keynote: Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic and alumnus, El Sistema, Venezuela, in conversation with Deborah Borda, Executive Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic|
For more information, visit symphonyforum.org.