American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Creativity
Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
Join us on March 17 and get a free book and CD!
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The classical music world in general, and orchestras in particular, are steeped in centuries-old traditions. Yet most American orchestras strive actively to nurture creativity and innovation, factors that are crucial to sustaining the art form, as well as the institutions themselves.
- How do orchestras balance tradition and innovation?
- How do classically trained musicians and composers straddle genres?
- How has changing technology shaped how artists think about music, how they are trained, and how we experience it?
Keynote: Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director, San Francisco Symphony, in conversation with Brent Assink, Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony
Spotlight #1: Mason Bates (a.k.a. DJ Masonic), composer, in conversation with John Adams, composer, moderated by Mark Clague
Spotlight #2: Margo Drakos, cellist and Co-Founder, InstantEncore, in conversation with special guest Ed Sanders, Group Marketing Manager, Creative Lab at Google, moderated by Steven Winn, San Francisco arts journalist and critic
Roundtable: Spotlight speakers in conversation with Mark Clague and Steven Winn
Please note: This three-hour event is comprised of multiple sessions, with breaks in between.
For more information, visit symphonyforum.org.