Exhibitors/Business Partners

Constituency Liaison: Stephen Alter
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Tuesday, June 7th

10:00am-12:30pm

Minnesota Orchestra- Open Rehearsal
Open only to Music Publishers

Orchestra Hall- 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

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

12:30pm-3:30pm   

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN HOURS
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

Complimentary Snacks will be available and Lunch will be available for purchase

12:30pm-1:30pm   

Lunch with Osmo Vänskä

Open only to Music Publishers
Orchestra Hall- 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Moderator: Robert Neu, vice president and general manager, Minnesota Orchestra

Sponsored by Sciolino Artist Management

2:00pm-3:15pm       

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

Open only to Music Publishers at the invitation of the Artistic Administrators
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom F, 3rd floor

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. Plus you’ll take away publishers' top picks for emerging American composers.

Aaron Jay Kernis, composer, founder/director, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute; 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

Moderator and Presenter: Steven Lankenau, director, promotion, Boosey & Hawkes

3:45pm-5:15pm       

Opening Plenary: Creating an Environment for Innovation                    

For details, click here >>

Open to All Exhibitors                                       
Orchestra Hall- 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

7:30pm

Minnesota Orchestra Concert                                   
Open to all Exhibitors- additional purchase required                        

Orchestra Hall- 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
KERNIS            Concerto with Echoes
BEETHOVEN     Piano Concerto No. 3
SIBELIUS         Symphony No. 2 

9:30pm           

Tune-Up Party
Open to all Exhibitors

Windows on Minnesota at the Marquette Hotel- 80 8th St. South

Tune-Up Party, hosted by the Minnesota Orchestra, sponsored by Target

Wednesday, June 8th

8:45am-10:30am  

Plenary Session: Red Alert!

For details, click here >>

Open to All Exhibitors
Room: Minneapolis Ballroom EFG, 3rd Floor

9:00am-5:30pm       

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN HOURS
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

Complimentary Snacks will be available throughout the day and Lunch will be available for purchase

10:30am-11:00am   

EXHIBIT HALL COFFEE BREAK
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

The entire delegation is invited to the exhibit hall for their complimentary morning coffee and light mid-morning snacks

11:15am-12:45pm   

A Conversation with Thomas Zehetmair
Open to Music Publishers only at the invitation of the Artistic Administrators
Room: Marquette 4-5, 2nd floor
       
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

12:45pm-2:15pm   

LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

During this period, Lunch will be available for purchase in the Exhibit hall.

2:15pm-3:30pm       

Toolboxes
Open to all Exhibitors

During this period, exhibitors will have their choice of 1 of 8 separate and distinct toolboxes for in-depth learning on a variety of topics.  Please consult your program book for full descriptions and locations of these sessions. 

See Toolbox schedule >>

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2:15pm-3:30pm       

Discovery Session: Special Attractions and Multimedia Events
Open to all Exhibitors                                       
Room: Rochester, 3rd Floor

Positioned to attract artistic staff from orchestras, this event will be consecutive short pitch sessions by artist managers who will present new and existing offerings for orchestras to consider for their upcoming or future seasons.  Exhibitors must sign up in advance to participate.  (Additional Discovery Sessions take place on Thursday afternoon in two additional categories)

3:30pm-4:30pm       

ALL-DELEGATE RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

A great time to be in the exhibit hall as the entire delegation once again gathers for an hour of schmoozing and glad-handing.  Free food and spirits abound!

Sponsored by Travelzoo Inc.

4:45pm-6:15pm       

Perspectives Sessions
Open to all Exhibitors
   
During this period, exhibitors will have their choice of 1 of 4 separate and distinct perspective sessions on a variety of topics.  Please consult your program book for full descriptions and locations of these sessions. 

See Perspectives schedule >>

9:00pm           

NEXT: An Under 35 Party
Open to all Exhibitors that fit the criteria

You work in the music business. You are under 35 years old. You have ideas about the future of orchestras and would like to share them with equally open-minded peers, free from the prying eyes of “authority” and “tradition.” Next, a laid-back, off-site event is your chance!
Join a few hundred of your closest peers at Seven Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar (700 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis), on Wednesday, June 8, from 9pm until late. Enjoy Seven’s spacious rooftop patio and its indoor lounge… and don’t forget to bring your business card for two chances to win free registration to the League’s 2012 National Conference in Dallas!

Please RSVP to Samara Ungar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.

Sponsored by Colbert Artists Management

Thursday, June 9th 

8:00am-9:15am   

Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast                  
Open to all Exhibitors                                   
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom EFG, 3rd Floor               

Sponsored by ASCAP                                  

Showcase presented by Cantus Vocal Ensemble

9:00am-3:00pm       

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN HOURS                                    

Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

9:30am-11:00am   

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

Open to Artist Managers and Self-Represented Artists at the invitation of the Artistic Administrators
Room: Marquette 4-5, 2nd Floor

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.

Linda Marder, president, CM Artists New York; Matt Thueson, executive producer of digital media, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Moderator and Presenter: Aurelie Desmarais, senior director, artistic planning, Houston Symphony Orchestra

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10:00am-12:00pm   

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Open Rehearsal
Open to Music Publishers only

Buses leave the hotel at 9:30am and return after 12:00pm

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
The 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-1:00pm   

LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Room: Minneapolis Grand Ballroom A-D, 3rd Floor

During this period, Lunch will be available for purchase in the Exhibit hall.

1:00pm-2:00pm       

Toolboxes

Open to all Exhibitors

During this period, exhibitors will have their choice of 1 of 7 separate and distinct toolboxes for in-depth learning on a variety of topics.  Please consult your program book for full descriptions of these sessions. 

See Toolbox schedule >>

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1:00pm-2:00pm

Discovery Session: Artists with Fees Under $5000
Open to all Exhibitors
Room: Marquette 6, 2nd Floor

Positioned to attract artistic staff from orchestras, this event will be consecutive short pitch sessions by artist managers who will present their roster artists for orchestras to consider for their upcoming or future seasons.  Exhibitors must sign up in advance to participate. 

2:15pm-3:15pm               

Toolboxes (Repeated)
Open to all Exhibitors

See Toolbox schedule >>
        
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2:15pm-3:15pm       

Discovery Session: Family Friendly Programming
Open to all Exhibitors

Room: Marquette 6, 2nd Floor

Positioned to attract artistic staff from orchestras, this event will be consecutive short pitch sessions by artist managers who present family programming for orchestras to consider for their upcoming or future seasons.  Exhibitors must sign up in advance to participate. 

3:00pm-6:00pm       

EXHIBIT BREAKDOWN

3:15pm-9:30pm        

Looping Buses to Saint Paul for additional activities (see below)
       
4:00pm-6:00pm       

Closing Plenary: Orchestras on the Airwaves: A Hopeful Trajectory
Open to all Exhibitors                       

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts- 345 Washington Street, St. Paul

In this lively three-part session, hosted by American Public Media, we’ll spotlight  the opportunities for orchestras to get on the air locally, nationally, and internationally, and to partner with their local radio affiliates in new ways that benefit their communities. Brian Newhouse and Fred Child host the session, complete with live music and success stories that you can put to work in your town.

Sponsored by BMI

6:00pm-7:30pm

Closing Reception                                            
Open to all Exhibitors                                        
Landmark Center- 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul

Hosted by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, sponsored by Leonard, Street and Deinard, and Travelers

7:30pm-9:30pm       

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra                                
Open to all Exhibitors with Additional Purchase
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
 
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale
Dale Warland, artistic director

Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Paul Appleby, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass 

SCHUBERT         Offertory in B-flat                Intende voci
HARTMANN        Concerto funebre
HAYDN               Harmoniemesse

 

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