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A feeling of possibility and promise is weaving its way into the fabric of the field. Innovation and experimentation have become the norm, not the exception, for orchestras. Imagining 2023 looks at the next ten years and what's possible—for you and your orchestra. Keynote address at the League's 2013 National Conference. Read the transcript of this speech.
League President and CEO Jesse Rosen shares some of the ways orchestras are realigning their strategy to meet community needs and reach out to a diverse and changing population. Presented at the League's 2012 National Conference. Read the transcript of this speech.
The warning signals have been there for years: persistent deficits, less-than-packed houses, concerned patrons and funders questioning continued support, communities in transition asking more of us than we ably deliver, and too many concerts amidst changing and shrinking demand.
Despite great sacrifices from musicians and staffs and stepped up giving from boards and volunteers, too many orchestras --not all, for sure--but far too many, are in critical condition. We can and must act -- first, by speaking openly and frankly about our challenges, and next by looking deeply at how we operate. Presented at the League's 2011 National Conference. Read the transcript of this speech.