Spring Issue of Symphony Magazine Highlights Innovative Ways Orchestras Are Presenting Concerts; Creative Programming at Orchestras; Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Summer Music Festivals

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Spring Issue of Symphony Magazine Highlights
Innovative Ways Orchestras Are Presenting Concerts;
Creative Programming at Orchestras;
Behind-the-Scenes Looks at Summer Music Festivals

Jazz Bassist Ron Carter Riffs on Bach

Preview of League’s National Conference in Seattle
New York, NY (April 16, 2014) – The Spring 2014 issue of Symphony, the award-winning magazine of the League of American Orchestras, examines the experimentation going on at orchestras today with in-depth reports on new directions in concert presentations, the impact of unusual repertoire, orchestras’ partnerships with public libraries, and the surprising growth of the electric guitar as orchestral soloist. In addition, Symphony’s annual Summer Festivals issue features an extensive listing of music festivals across the country as well as an article exploring the unique aspects inherent in marketing summer festivals. The entire issue is available in print, and online here.
Articles in the Spring 2014 issue of Symphony include:
Messing with the Model: From innovative seating arrangements to Haydn-themed yoga sessions, orchestras are changing the way we experience symphonic music. By Chester Lane
Quiet Revolution: Orchestra-library partnerships are enriching communities throughout the U.S. By Jennifer Melick
Sonic Spectrum: What did the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall show us about creative programming? By Donald Rosenberg
Guitar Heroes: More and more, the electric guitar is finding its way onto the orchestra stage. By Ian VanderMeulen
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Selling Summer: The inside scoop on how a summer music festival gets marketed. By Leah Harrison
Plus…
Summer Festivals 2014: The essential guide to what’s on this season
League’s 2014 National Conference in Seattle: A preview of this June’s League Conference, “Critical Questions, Countless Solutions”
Coda: Jazz bassist Ron Carter on what classically trained musicians can learn from jazz –- and vice versa
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The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org.

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