Artistic Administration

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Putting Programming to Work

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 08:00 am 12:30 pm

The overture-concerto-symphony format – is that a thing of the past? This seminar offers new strategies for creating artistic programming that is relevant for today’s audiences and communities. You will learn how to make inspiring programs that drive sales growth, nurture local partnerships, and meet your artistic goals. This Pre-Conference session requires an additional fee [...]

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Open Rehearsal

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Presented by Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield.

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Lunch with David Robertson

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:30 pm 01:30 pm

This session is sponsored by Sciolino Artist Management.

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First-timer Orientation

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:45 pm 01:15 pm

Welcome to the League’s 2013 National Conference! This session will introduce you to the many great sessions and activities you can expect over the course of the next few days. Be sure to check out our Registration page for helpful tips and information for first time Conference attendees.

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Constituency Meetings

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 01:30 pm 03:15 pm

Every day during Conference you’ll gather together for stimulating meetings with those who best understand the challenges of your position: your peers. Whether you’re an executive director, board member, volunteer, staff, or musician, there is learning designed specifically for you. See the agenda for your constituency group

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Opening Session: Imagining 2023

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 04:15 pm 05:45 pm

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. St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra David Robertson, conductor Ingram Marshall:  [...]

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Recess! Juggling

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 06:00 pm 06:30 pm

Feel like you’re always juggling too much? Take a break and learn how the professionals do it! Guest performers from St. Louis Symphony partner Circus Flora will be on the corner of Grand at Samuel Shepard (exit Powell Hall, turn left, and go 1.5 blocks) to teach you the art of juggling. Take your new [...]

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St. Louis Symphony Concert

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 07:30 pm 09:30 pm

Don’t miss your chance to see the renowned St. Louis Symphony in concert.

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Tune Up Party

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:00 pm 12:00 am

The League of American Orchestras Conference 2013 Tune Up Party will be at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street in St. Louis. Join us for microbrews, wine, and unique pub fare in historic downtown St. Louis (halfway between Powell Hall and the Hyatt). When Schlafly opened in 1991, it was the first new brew pub [...]

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recess! Village in Volume

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 07:00 am 07:30 am

Get out of the concert hall and take it to the streets! Village in Volume invites all music lovers to create a kaleidoscope of harmony and noise with pitched pipes and voices in a participatory musical parade inspired by John Cage and Lou Harrison’s “Double Music.” Composed by Amy Garapic and adapted for specific locations, [...]

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Bagels and Coffee

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 08:00 am 09:00 am

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with bagels and coffee, open to orchestra budget groups 1-4 (Groups 5-8 are invited on Thursday morning). Patron Technology CEO Gene Carr will give a quick update on PatronManager CRM. This breakfast is sponsored by Patron Technology.

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Building Community through Music Making

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Artists are finding new ways to redefine community and are approaching cultural diplomacy in ways we rarely consider. We are all looking to build community – break down those cross-cultural boundaries and learn through participation. This session will look at some shining examples, exploring what’s possible, doable, affordable, and – most importantly – successful. Jim [...]

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Imagining 2023: A Conversation with Greg Sandow

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Where will your orchestra be in 10 years? Can you imagine having thousands of fans in your community who go to any concert you put on, buy any recording you make – even buy your merchandise? How far could you actually go, and what is holding you back? Join a group visioning experience led by [...]

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New Music: Opportunities to Broaden Audiences

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Orchestras, opera companies, and jazz ensembles are bringing exciting new repertoire forward – including works that are highly responsive to local and societal issues, and offer opportunities to broaden audience and impact community. Learn about a range of work that may suggest new possibilities for you. Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director, Jazz St. Louis;  Robert [...]

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The New Digital Landscape

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

The digital world is exploding. MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) have captured the attention of higher education and beyond, while new digital products are offering inventive ways for individuals to interact with us and our art form. Do models of large-scale participation and open access have something teach orchestras?  What if it’s all about lowering [...]

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Coffee Break

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:15 am 11:00 am

Get to know your fellow delegates at this coffee break in the Exhibit Hall. This coffee break is sponsored by DCM.

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Check This Out! Part Two

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

There are so many exciting things happening in the orchestra world, it takes two sessions to bring it all to you! Orchestras from everywhere will be sharing what’s new and exciting in their worlds. Whether it’s audience development, community and education, artistic initiatives, or something completely different, there is something for everyone at this fast-paced [...]

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Learning from New Ensembles

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

Orchestras often look to smaller, younger, more flexible and innovative orchestral ensembles for inspiration. Likewise, many of these newer ensembles wish for the advantages of staff, a regular venue, legacy, and access to resources. Even with the common ground of vibrant music-making, we can all be a bit green with envy at times thinking of [...]

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New Music from Here to 2023: A Conversation with David Robertson

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

St. Louis Symphony music director, an internationally renowned interpreter and a passionate champion for new music, shares his perspective about what the future holds for new music, composers, concert programming, and orchestras embracing the music of our time. David Robertson, music director, St. Louis Symphony;  Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras This [...]

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What’s Trending in Digital Media

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

Never before has there been more choice in connecting and engaging through media – broadcast, print, satellite radio, webcasting, streaming, social media, blogs, crowd-sourcing.  And there is so much more to come! The cost of entry into media production is very low, but the need for understanding for when, why, and how people are using [...]

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Constituency Meetings

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 02:00 pm 04:00 pm

Every day during Conference you’ll gather together for stimulating meetings with those who best understand the challenges of your position: your peers. Whether you’re an executive director, board member, volunteer, staff, or musician, there is learning designed specifically for you. See the agenda for your constituency group

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All-Delegate Reception

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 04:00 pm 05:00 pm

Sponsored by Sinatra Forever.

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“Champion” at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 08:00 pm 10:30 pm

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents the world premiere “opera-in-jazz,” Champion, by Terence Blanchard, inspired by the true story of World Welterweight Champion Emile Griffith. George Manahan conducts the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony in the orchestra. Delegates receive a 35% discount on tickets June 19. Picnic dinners are available for purchase. To [...]

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Recess! Sunset + Music

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 08:19 pm 08:49 pm

Kick back, relax, and experience the counterpoint of changing light and sound in the group listening event Sunset + Music, conceived and composed by Nat Evans. Participants will listen to an mp3 designed to accompany the stunning visual event of sunset, illuminating every day natural events and occurrences through a new, multi-sensory lens. As the [...]

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Next: an under 35 event

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 pm 11:59 pm

This year’s Next: an under 35 event offers delegates a chance to unwind at Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden, which boasts an extensive wine list, an enticing dinner menu, and elegant wine country atmosphere in their beautiful outdoor garden. Enjoy the summer breeze and the sounds of St. Louis while getting to know your fellow [...]

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bagels and Coffee

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 07:30 am 08:30 am

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with bagels and coffee, open to orchestra budget groups 5-8. Patron Technology CEO Gene Carr will give a quick update on PatronManager CRM. This breakfast is sponsored by Patron Technology.

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Constituency Meetings

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 08:30 am 10:30 am

Every day during Conference you’ll gather together for stimulating meetings with those who best understand the challenges of your position: your peers. Whether you’re an executive director, board member, volunteer, staff, or musician, there is learning designed specifically for you. See the agenda for your constituency group

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Coffee Break

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 am 11:15 am

Get to know your fellow delegates at this coffee break in the Exhibit Hall.

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Masterclass with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:00 am 01:30 pm

Join four emerging conductors as they explore Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, under the tutelage of David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony. Featured conductors: Roderick Cox, Rei Hotoda, Francesco Lecce-Chong, Lee Mills Presented by Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield.

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Developing Cross-Cultural Competency

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:30 am 01:00 pm

Whether you’re talking about generational perspectives, disabilities, ethnic or religious difference, or gender identification, you can see our communities are rapidly changing. Learning to communicate effectively – and respectfully – is one of the most important things we can do for staff, audiences, community members, artists, and beyond. This session is a must-attend for anyone [...]

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Imagining Orchestras 2023: Taking It Home (Closing Session)

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 02:45 pm 04:30 pm

Hear members of the St. Louis Symphony’s IN UNISON® Chorus featuring Brian Owens, program manager at the SLS and national solo recording artist, in a powerful gospel performance. Participate in this interactive session as we reflect on Conference 2013, and talk with your colleagues about what you are taking home and what your orchestra will [...]

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