Conductors

Constituency Liaison: Cindi Hubbard
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Tuesday, June 7th

10:00am-12:30pm    

Minnesota Orchestra- Open Rehearsal

Orchestra Hall
111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

KERNIS    Concert with Echoes
BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 3
SIBELIUS    Symphony No.2

12:30pm-1:30pm   

Lunch with Osmo Vänskä

Moderator: Robert Neu, vice president and general manager, Minnesota Orchestra

Luncheon sponsored by Sciolino Artist Management


1:30pm-2:00pm       

Walk back to Hilton

2:00pm-3:15pm       

New American Music: The Art of Innovation, Risk and Reward

What is the significance of new American music for the orchestra and our audiences? Does commissioning new music and creating new music projects support a new tradition of an American orchestral music? By deepening and communicating our commitment to new American orchestral music can we add value in our communities? In this session our panel will discuss these philosophical questions, and offer their combined experience around topics such as: working effectively with a composer in your orchestra family and in the larger community; new and creative approaches to funding commissions and new music projects; elements of a great Residency program; outstanding new music resources and more. Plus you’ll take away publishers' top picks for emerging American composers.

Patrick Castillo, director of artistic planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Delta David Gier, music director, The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra; Paul Gunther, principal librarian, Minnesota Orchestra; Aaron Jay Kernis, composer, founder/director, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute; Steven Lankenau, director, promotion, Boosey & Hawkes

Shared session with General Managers, Operations Directors, Artistic Administrators and Musicians

Wednesday, June 8th

7:30am-8:30am             

Breakfast

Join us for breakfast and a sneak peek of the exciting new symphony show Cirque Musica. Blending the thrills of today’s greatest circus performers with stunning orchestral arrangements, Cirque Musica is a high quality performance sure to please patrons young and old.

Sponsored by Cirque Musica, The Cooking Group and The Agency Group.  

11:15am-12:45pm   

A Conversation with Thomas Zehetmair
       
Thomas Zehetmair, violinist, artistic partner, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Ara Guzelimian, provost and dean, The Juilliard School

Moderator: Patrick Castillo, director of artistic planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Shared session with General Managers, Operations Directors, Artistic Administrators and Musicians

Thursday, June 9th 

9:30am-11:00am   

Social Media: Technology and Today’s Artists and Realities of Implementation

Will current audiences follow us or our artists and conductors on Twitter? Will Social Media create new listeners or audiences? Is Blogging effective for those orchestras that are doing it? Join our panel for a lively conversation on the point of it all, and tap into the varying Social Media experiences of your orchestra colleagues, artist managers, conductors and artists. We’ll consider the practical realities of artists’ concerns and questions, gaining permission from your orchestra, best approaches to creating outstanding content, and discuss the effectiveness of Blogging, Tweeting, Facebook, digital download offerings, podcasts, pre-concert audio listener guides, and more.

Aurelie Desmarais, senior director, artistic planning, Houston Symphony Orchestra (moderator and presenter); Linda Marder, president, CM Artists New York; Matt Thueson, executive producer of digital media, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Shared session with General Managers, Operations Directors, Artistic Administrators and Musicians

11:15am-12:00pm   

A Conversation with Jesse Rosen - Current Trends and Critical Relationships


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9:30am           

Busses to Saint Paul

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND THE SPCO OPEN REHEARSAL, YOU WILL MISS THE CONTENT LISTED ABOVE IN THE 9:30-12:00 P.M. WINDOW. YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO COME BACK TO MINNEAPOLIS FOR AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES; AND THEN RETURN, WITH ALL CONFERENCE DELEGATES, TO ST. PAUL FOR CONFERENCE CLOSING ACTIVITIES IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.

10:00am-12:00pm   

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Open Rehearsal
   
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale
Jennifer Zetland, soprano
Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Kyle Kettleson, bass
Dale Warland, artistic director

SCHUBERT, Offeratorio
HARTMANN, Concerto funebre
HAYDN, Harmoniemesse

12:00pm       

Buses to Minneapolis

12:00pm-1:00pm   

Exhibit Hall Lunch

1:00pm-3:15pm               

Toolboxes
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3:15pm-4:00pm        

Buses to Saint Paul for additional activities
       
American Public Media Forum, reception, SPCO concert

Name badges for this event generously provided by TALASKE l Sound Thinking