Orchestras on the Airwaves: A Hopeful Trajectory

Thursday June 9, 4:00PM-6:00PM 

 

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Closing Plenary Session sponsored by BMI

Orchestras on the Airwaves: A Hopeful Trajectory

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.

Part 1: Going National
Orchestras are expanding their national media exposure through broadcast and digital innovations. We’ll talk about new-media tools and strategic partnerships.

Chris Ayzoukian, director of recorded media and special projects, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Graham Parker, vice president, WQXR; Alan Valentine, president and CEO, Nashville Symphony;

Moderator: Brian Newhouse, managing director, Classical Programming, American Public Media

Part 2: Perfchat with the Accordo Chamber Ensemble

  • Ruggero Allifranchini, violin
  • Sabina Thatcher, viola
  • Beth Rapier, cello
  • Anthony Ross, cello

Program:
James Scott Balentine, arranger         Two Spirituals:     
                                                            “De Blin’ Man”                              
                                                            “Ride on, King Jesus”
Anton Arensky                           String Quartet, Opus 35, for Violin, Viola, and two Celli

Accordo Chamber Ensemble
(pdf member bios) ; Fred Child, host of Performance Today, American Public Media

Part 3: Local Success

Case studies of orchestras and their local media partners that have teamed up to great success.

Sarah Lutman, president & managing director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Robert Neu, vice president and general manager, Minnesota Orchestra; Brenda Nienhouse, executive director, Spokane Symphony; Verne Windham, program director KPBX (Spokane Public Radio)

Moderator: Brian Newhouse, managing director, Classical Programming, American Public Media