The League in the News

Recent Press

The League of American Orchestras is often featured in the media. We’re called upon to give national context on a variety of arts-related topics, from diversity, technology, audience engagement, and innovation, to advocacy efforts in Washington, nonprofit board governance, and financial best practices.

Check out these recent articles:

How can orchestra musicians fight food waste?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 15, 2018


"Healing Through Music" looks to help those dealing with addiction and illness
HometownStations
November 12, 2018


Navigating successful leadership change
Post Crescent
November 3, 2018


Story on gender disparity in international orchestras
Classic FM
October 26, 2018


How to sell a world-class symphony
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 25, 2018


Article on gender disparity of international orchestra musicians
Quartz
October 16, 2018


Stamford Symphony seeks to appeal to younger generation
Stamford Advocate
October 6, 2018


Orchestra Considers ways to increase audience and diversity and improve culture
WKSU
October 2, 2018


$2.5m Mellon Foundation grant launches Boston classical music initiative
The Boston Globe
September 27, 2018


Houston Symphony strives for diversity in a majority white, low-turnover industry
Houston Symphony Orchestra
September 25, 2018


Review: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2018–19 season with robust performance
ArtsATL
September 21, 2018


Article on orchestra sexual harassment allegations
Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2018


Houston Symphony challenges status quo, includes more female conductors
Houston Public Media
September 17, 2018


To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions
Marketplace
August 30, 2018


Unexpected, but not a coincidence: a case study in the regional arts philanthropy boom
Inside Philanthropy
August 28, 2018


Rounding up spring and summer news in Oregon music
Oregon ArtsWatch
August 22, 2018


Interview with League President and CEO Jesse Rosen (subscriber only)
SiriusXM (Seth Rudetsky's Seth Speaks show)
August 11, 2018


Philly arts alert: your 8 p.m. curtain time is not a sure thing anymore
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 3, 2018


13 essentials for arts leaders in the 21st century: Faulkner
Reno Gazette Journal
July 30, 2018


St Pete nonprofits collaborate to inspire growth
St. Pete Catalyst
July 19, 2018


Visa headaches plague local venues, international performers
Times Union
July 23, 2018


Florida Orchestra president Michael Pastreich steps down after 11 years
Tampa Bay Times
July 23, 2018


Endangered materials add wrinkle to BSO's overseas trip (Paywall)
Maryland Daily Record
July 19, 2018


Reference to League’s Sexual Harassment Resources
The Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2018


Organization aims to diversify top-tier orchestras through audition support
NBC News
July 14, 2018


Article including League of American Orchestras diversity data
New York Times
July 6, 2018


Q&A: ASO’s Juan Ramírez on his Ford Award and increasing diversity through outreach
ARTSATL 
July 5, 2018


How L.A.'s Street Symphony is bringing music and social justice to Skid Row
WFMT
June 26, 2018


Republican tax law hits churches
Politico
June 26, 2018


National Alliance pushes for diversity in American orchestras
WLRN
June 19, 2018


The Sound Of Silence: Female composers at the symphony
NPR
June 19, 2018


President and CEO of League of American Orchestras on the state of American orchestras, need to diversify
WFMT
June 18, 2018


League of American Orchestras conference tackles issues of inclusion, diversity
Chicago Sun Times
June 16, 2018


TV segment on National Alliance for Audition Support Audition Intensive in Miami
WPBT2 South Florida PBS ("Your South Florida")
June 15, 2018


New World Symphony aims to increase number of Black and Latino classical musicians
Miami New Times
June 8, 2018


How global culture and civic competition have shaped modern arts institutions
Architectural Record
June 1, 2018


Chaffee receives prestigious award for excellence in community service
Norwalk Reflector
May 31, 2018


Forte: Pursuing equity in the orchestra industry
Yakima Herald
May 30, 2018


Percussionist from Winston-Salem, Greensboro symphony orchestras receives national honor
News & Record
May 18, 2018


May Festival conductor Kim among new wave of women on the podium
Cincinnati Business Courier
May 17, 2018


Lima Symphony Orchestra offering Healing Through Music Series
LimaOhio.com
May 3, 2018


Holistic Support: an ambitious plan to boost diversity in American Orchestras
Inside Philanthropy
April 26, 2018


NBSO receives competitive national grant
Wicked Local
April 26, 2018


Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra gets $6,000 grant
The Morning Journal
April 25, 2018


This and that, youth will be served edition
Cleveland Business
April 23, 2018


Southwest Symphony Orchestra benefit concert: ‘Feeding body and soul’
The Spectrum
April 20, 2018


Greensboro Symphony receives $30,000 grant
News & Record
April 20, 2018


The week in good news: The Boston Marathon, Kendrick Lamar, a Honeybee Delivery
The New York Times
April 19, 2018


Classical music orgs launch initiative to diversify orchestras
Colorlines
April 19, 2018


Launch of $1.8m initiative to diversify American orchestras
The Strad
April 18, 2018


Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity
The Associated Press
April 18, 2018


Seeking orchestras in tune with their diverse communities
The New York Times
April 18, 2018


Orchestra initiative will provide support for musicians of color
The Washington Post
April 18, 2018


Sphinx & friends create new program to diversify American orchestras
Musical America (paywall)
April 18, 2018


Review: Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s works by 3 composers wows audience
The Columbus Dispatch
April 7, 2018


The Columbus Symphony presents a world premiere and a world-renowned violinist
WOSU Radio
April 6, 2018


Who Will Be the Next MSO Music Director?
Urban Milwaukee
March 22, 2018


Symphony and singers to express composers' emotional cries for peace
Winsoton-Salem Journal
March 10, 2018


How to get into an orchestra: we asked members of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI to share their experience
Lucerne Festival
March 6, 2018


ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's executive director shares hopes for women in music
10tv.com (Columbus, OH)
February 15, 2018


Does classical music need a Rooney Rule?
VAN Magazine
February 15, 2018


New World players light the way for a new generation
Classical Voice North America
February 13, 2018


Review: Cold winter nights, hot orchestral performances
NUVO Indy's alternative voice
February 3, 2018


Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Sean Chen make the most of ongoing collaboration
Jay Harvey Upstage
January 28, 2018


With every flick of her baton, conductor Susanna Mälkki chips at classical's glass ceiling
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2018


The SA Symphony’s challenge to fill seats and cashbox
Rivard Report (San Antonio, TX)
February 18, 2018


Another first for Minnesota Orchestra: A tour to South Africa
Star Tribune
February 18, 2018


Reaction to federal tax plan runs the gamut
TRIB Live
December 21, 2017


New LA Phil CEO Simon Woods on the Seattle Symphony, the evolving media landscape for classical music, and women in the classical music industry
Huffpost
December 18, 2017


Outgoing Stamford Symphony chief Barbara Soroca champions U.S. composers
Connecticut Post
December 16, 2017


Female conductors work to smash the glass ceiling
Shepherd Express
December 12, 2017


Melvin gift of $8 million largest ever for Columbus Symphony Orchestra
The Columbus Dispatch
December 7, 2017


New LA Orchestra Fellowship aims to bridge gaps between orchestras and their communities
Violinist.com
December 6, 2017


Complexity of touring with rosewood instruments may soon be eased
NPR Music
December 1, 2017


New artist of the month: composer Julia Adolphe
MusicalAmerica
December 1, 2017


Nashville Symphony's Sonja Winkler named an emerging leader by the League of American Orchestras
Nashville Public Radio
November 30, 2017


L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to get a new, Frank Gehry-designed home
The New York Times
November 9, 2017


After Michael Tilson Thomas retires, who will take up the baton?
San Francisco Chronicle
November 4, 2017


Perspective piece on women composers
The Washington Post
November 3, 2017


Meet the conductor: Q&A with ASO music director finalist Rei Hotoda
Mountain Xpress
October 18, 2017


Part 1 of 2: A Complex Search for the Asheville Symphony's Next Music Director
Blue Ridge Public Radio
October 17, 2017


A Tempo: Oct. 14 - A Conversation with League of American Orchestras President/CEO (Part 2)
WWFM - The Classical Network
October 14, 2017


A Tempo: Orchestras Reach Out to Heal, Support Their Communities
WWFM - The Classical Network
October 5, 2017


South Bend Symphony welcomes new music director
88.1 WVPE
September 22, 2017


10 years in, Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellowship has seen great success — and a full-circle journey for one
The Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2017


Orchestras urged to reflect on diversity and inclusion
Rhinegold Publishing
August 25, 2017


Keller explored Western Piedmont Symphony's future at California seminar
HickoryRecord.com
August 25, 2017


Orchestra League names new board chair
Musical America
August 23, 2017


Douglas M. Hagerman named board chairman of League of American Orchestras
Journal Sentinel
August 22, 2017


Idaho state-civic symphony announces interim conductor
LocalNews8.com
August 18, 2017


New report shows orchestras making an effort to connect
Musical America
August 16, 2017


The future of the American orchestra with Jesse Rosen
KUSC
July 23, 2017


Changing the face of American orchestras, one player at a time
Cincinnati.com
July 21, 2017


League begins annual seminar on orchestra management
Musical America
July 18, 2017


CSO and CCM team up for one-of-a-kind fellowship program
Soapbix Cincinnati
June 20, 2017


Guitar makers challenged by new rosewood restrictions - and what this means for players
Acoustic Guitar
August 2017 Issue


Dad's tears led to healing career in music therapy and national honor
Knoxville News Sentinel
June 16, 2017


Healing power of music: Local symphony musician recognized for gifts to community
MLive and Cultured.gr
June 15, 2017


Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Stacy Garrop’s Postcards From Wyoming will premiere as winning chamber music commission
The Utah Review
June 14, 2017


Grand Rapids violinist receives national award for her work in hospitals
Michigan Live
June 6, 2017


Orchestras conference to return to Detroit after 31 years
Crains Detroit Business
May 25, 2017


The Richmond Symphony received a grant from the League of American Orchestras’ Futures Fund
Richmond BizSense
May 23, 2017


Interviews, video & photos: Oklahoma City Philharmonic names Alexander Mickelthwate successor to Maestro Joel Levine
NewsOK
May 22, 2017


Greensboro Symphony musician wins national award
News & Record
May 19, 2017


Editorial: Bravo to the Richmond Symphony for a well-earned award
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 13, 2017


New Haven Symphony Orchestra lands $80,000 diversity grant for string fellows
New Haven Register
May 9, 2017


Imperial Symphony Orchestra sees improvement since going professional in 2016
The Ledger
April 30, 2017


KSO music therapists take the healing power of music to hospitals
Knoxville Mercury
April 26, 2017


Orchestra serves "A Notable Feast" this week
Stevens Point Journal
April 19, 2017


A new symphony hopes to disrupt the classical music world
Crain's New York Business
April 17, 2017


The Philadelphia Orchestra goes to prison — and not for the reason you think
Philly.com
April 17, 2017


Women in classical music: some good news, some bad news
Sharps & Flatirons
April 13, 2017


What Du Yun's Pulitzer win means for women in classical music
The New Yorker
April 13, 2017


JSO to collect food donations at concert
The Tribune Democrat
March 31, 2017


Boulder Philharmonic, Frequent Flyers to perform at Kennedy Center
Daily Camera Entertainment
March 24, 2017


The gold standard
Boulder Weekly
March 23, 2017


Got wood? Then get some paper – you’ll need it
Musical Merchandise Review
March 23, 2017


Ann Hobson Pilot plays out a ground-breaking career
Herald-Tribune
March 17, 2017


L.A. Phil President Deborah Borda's departure sends arts world spinning
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2017


Eugene Symphony music director search: next star?
Oregon Artswatch
March 13, 2017


Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s first female music director relishing role
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2017


Binghamton Philharmonic takes part in 'Orchestras Feeding America'
WBNG
March 12, 2017


A new will to confront homogeneity in American orchestras
Grantmakers in the Arts
March 9, 2017


Helping the hungry
The Blade
March 7, 2017


There's no "I" in "arts advocacy"
Americans for the Arts blog
March 3, 2017


Feature: Arts groups seek bipartisan support for NEA and NEH
New York Times
February 28, 2017


Musician Ann Hobson Pilot to receive League of American Orchestras' Gold Baton
Africlassical
February 28, 2017


Chester Lane to leave Symphony (Paywall)
Musical America Worldwide
February 28, 2017


An orchestra triumphs over Trump's travel ban
New York Times
February 8, 2017


Native American music to take center stage at Oakland Symphony concert
San Francisco Classical Voice
February 6, 2017


It's time to settle to score for female composers
The Huffington Post
February 1, 2017


Interview with Heather Noonan, League’s Vice President for Advocacy
“Talking Up Music Education” (NAMM Foundation podcast)
January 21, 2017


Five-year philharmonic contract expands numbers
The News-Press
January 18, 2017


Orchestras by the numbers: comparing DSO to country
The News Journal
January 18, 2017


Creative Confidential podcast: Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras
Creative Confidential
January 11, 2017


Hannibal Lokumbe selected for residency with Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Tribune
January 6, 2017


CSO/CCM diversity fellows: new program aims to shake up music industry's status quo
WCPO Cincinnati
January 6, 2017


Shes got the write stuff
The News-Gazette
January 1, 2017


One story: some context
Arts Journal
December 21, 2016


To help women in opera, several institutions arise
The New York Times
December 14, 2016


The subscription solution: tweak, jump start, or burn to the ground?
TRG Arts
December 5, 2016


DSO family grows with new training orchestra for adults
Detroit Free Press
December 3, 2016


Minnesota Orchestra reports 'very promising' year with balanced budget
StarTribune
December 2, 2016


Orchestras rely more on contributed than earned income, study finds
Philanthropy News Digest
November 20, 2016


New York Philharmonic's next leader gives a taste of things to come
The New York Times
November 18, 2016


It's official: many orchestras are now charities
The New York Times
November 15, 2016


Susanna Mälkki, Center Stage (behind paywall)
The Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2016


OSO takes painstaking journey to find new conductor, music director (behind paywall)
Messenger-Inquirer
October 16, 2016


Clarity and complication: an interview with League Vice President for Advocacy Heather Noonan
KMFA 89.5
October 3, 2016


Aaron Dworkin: making classical music more diverse
WYPR 88.1 FM
October 2, 2016


Orchestras league awarded $4.5 million for new grant program
Philanthropy News Digest
October 2, 2016


League launches $4.5 million fund for orchestras that innovate (password protected)
Musical America
September 29, 2016


What makes the best place to live? Proximity to orchestras, for one
Money Magazine
September 19, 2016


Stefan Sanders extends contract with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, becomes Resident Conductor
Broadway World
September 19, 2016


National honors for Lake Forest Symphony's Susan Lape
Chicago Tribune
September 16, 2016


Making sense of cultural equity
Createquity
August 31, 2016


Cracking a glass ceiling with the maestro's baton
The New York Times
September 1, 2016


Got a classic piece? Here comes the sequel.
The New York Times
August 19, 2016


Marin Alsop continues fight for women conductors
KQED Arts
August 5, 2016


Composer, violist to premiere new concerto at EMF
Greensboro News & Record
July 14, 2016


For Black Lives Matter, classical music steps in
The New York Times
July 10, 2016


Symphony orchestras survive, thrive in smaller Western Pa. communities
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 9, 2016


Interview with Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras on League's 71st National Conference
Segment begins at 10:10
WWFM, "A Tempo"
June 25, 2016


Orchestras grapple with how to boost diversity
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 24, 2016


Community service lauded
Senza Sordino
June 2016


Hon. Elijah Cummings' keynote at the League of American Orchestras Conference
Grantmakers in the Arts
June 23, 2016


Leading the orchestra, an outsider invited in
The New York Times
June 17, 2016


The League of American Orchestras cares about diversity
Black to Live
June 9, 2016


Orchestras face connection between diversity and relevance
Nonprofit Quarterly
June 14, 2016


How orchestras pursue a new lease on life
The Washington Post
June 13, 2016


Diversifying the classical music world
The Baltimore Sun
June 9, 2016


Feature on League of American Orchestras' 2016 National Conference in Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2016


Making music together: a look at diversity in orchestras
Chicago Tonight
June 6, 2016


Orlando orchestra's leader leaps from cellist to conductor
Salon
June 5, 2016


New U.S. ban On ivory sales to protect elephants
NPR
June 2, 2016


U.S. bans commercial trade of African elephant ivory
The New York Times
June 2, 2016


DSO's Shannon Orme honored for charity work
The Detroit News
May 16, 2016


Composer Stella Sung's 'The Book Collector' will premiere at Dayton Opera
Dayton Daily News
May 14, 2016


Oakland cellist recognized for bringing music to schools
East Bay Times
May 5, 2016


BSO percussionist receives Ford Musician Award for community service
Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2016


Music notes: PSO releases Tchaikovsky CD
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
April 30, 2016


PSO violist wins community-service award
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 21, 2016


Pennies from Utah revive a symphony
The New York Times
April 27, 2016


Charleston Symphony Orchestra to stream performance online Saturday for first time
The Post and Courier
April 22, 2016


New York Philharmonic names Jaap van Zweden its next music director
The Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2016


Concert gives voice to diversity in music
The Palos Verdes Peninsula News
March 23, 2016


Orchestras get in tune with modern black-tie
The New York Times
March 18, 2016


Conductor Gemma New breaking brass ceiling in Steeltown
Toronto Star
March 6, 2016


Silicon Valley really is having more fun playing music in community orchestras
KQED
February 18, 2016


Weekend Passport: new legislation aims to improve visa process for international artists
WBEZ Worldview
February 12, 2016


Playing it forward: Norman Johns has inspired young minority musicians for decades
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 5, 2016


Roving bands of Columbus Symphony musicians reaching less-predictable audiences
The Columbus Dispatch
January 31, 2016


Next steps in closing the gaps in arts education in our schools
Huffington Post
January 20, 2016


Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads
Associated Press
January 1, 2016


Ivory, at the tip of a complex issue for traveling orchestra members
The Washington Post
January 1, 2016


21st-century American orchestras struggle for diversity – and relevance
Fox News Latino
December 4, 2015


Earned relational revenue- the subscription model and symphony orchestras
National Center for Arts Research blog
December 3, 2015


Guest composer to premiere work with TSO
Arizona Daily Star
November 4, 2015


New notes on the autism scale
Polyphonic
September 24, 2015

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