New York, NY (April 27, 2015) – From traveling with instruments to starting a new orchestra, the Spring issue of Symphony
, the award-winning magazine of the League of American Orchestras, covers a broad variety of timely and compelling subjects.
The current issue is available in print, and free of charge online here
“Many communities are just recovering from a major recession, but people are launching new orchestras across the country,” says Symphony Editor in Chief Robert Sandla. “In this issue, we delve into the reasons behind this counterintuitive but inspiring development, which speaks to the resiliency of orchestras and the music they play—and to the need of communities for this form of artistic expression. We explore questions of relevance, as reflected in Jesse Rosen’s article about the meaning of the protesters who burst into a St. Louis Symphony concert, and—file this under News You Can Use—a leading expert in nonprofit governance explains why nonprofit board of directors are under the microscope as never before.”
Articles in the Spring 2015 issue of Symphony include:
Friendlier Skies for Musicians: Uniform federal regulations governing air travel with musical instruments are finally in place. By Susan Elliott
The New Work of Orchestras: League Conference 2015 Preview
Startups Rising: Why launch an orchestra now? By Jennifer Melick
Summer Music Festivals: Then and Now: A look at how summer music festivals have changed – and sometimes stayed the same – over the years.
Critical Questions: What does Ferguson mean for orchestras? By League President and CEO Jesse Rosen.
Board Room: Governance expert Chuck Loring discusses what nonprofit boards need to succeed.
At the League: The League’s Knowledge Center collects and crunches industry data to provide valuable insights into the orchestra field.
Coda: Conductor Teddy Abrams is making a splash as the Louisville orchestra’s new music director.
Read the full release here.