Building Bigger Pops Audiences

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:45 am 10:00 am


Orchestras are challenged to align pops programming with rapidly changing tastes. Yet some orchestras are finding success with new formats, new genres, and innovative presentation elements. These approaches have been successful in growing the pops audience. Join our panel of artistic planners to discuss what can make a successful pops season.

Moderator: Shelly Fuerte, Popular Programming Consultant, SSF Consulting

Panelists: Andrew Kipe, Executive Director, Louisville Orchestra; Tommy Phillips, Director of Artistic Planning, San Diego Symphony; Heather Slater, Director of Artistic Planning, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Topilow, Music Director and Conductor, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra

This session has been generously sponsored by David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure.