Closing Session (VIDEO)

Session Date Start Time End Time Attachments
Friday, May 29, 2015 2:00 pm 3:15 pm

The Next Frontier is Center Stage: Enhancing the Relevance of Our Core Artistic Work

A quiet revolution has been underway for over a decade as orchestras experiment with ways to create deeper connections with communities. This mostly happens at periphery of our work, carried out by soloists, small ensembles or teaching artists, rather than the full orchestra. Now it’s time to connect what we’re learning by listening to our partners and answering their needs back to our core passion and strength—live symphonic performances that matter deeply to everyone in the room, including community members who normally do not attend.

We’ve made some promising starts. Join us as we ask some of the creative minds involved in compelling, community-connected artistic projects how they envision this work could evolve and amplify into relevant musical expression by the full ensemble.

Moderator: Eric Booth, President, Everyday Arts Inc.

Panelists: Delta David Gier, Music Director, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra; Martha S. Gilmer, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Symphony;  Daniel Bernard Roumain, Composer/Performer/Arts Administrator, Sozo Artists; Joshua Smith, Principal Flute, The Cleveland Orchestra

Akustiks is generously sponsoring the Closing Session.