With so many changes afoot in the American orchestral world, what do music directors see as particular challenges and opportunities? (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘alan gilbert’
Topic: Audience, Community, Creativity | Tags: alan gilbert, charles dutoit, cleveland orchestra, franz welser-möst, gustavo dudamel, la phil, mtt, ny phil, philadelphia orchestra, san francisco symphony, video, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
November 6, 2012 by Beth Hondl | Comments (0)
How exactly does a conductor work with an orchestra? We asked several music directors to speak about their philosophy and technique. (more…)
In this day and age, what is the importance of the live music experience? (more…)
How has the relationship between the orchestra and its community changed over the past century? (more…)
When The Philadelphia Orchestra emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2012, the ensemble became a canary fluttering back out of a deep dark mine. Philadelphia’s path forward will be closely watched, and not only because music lovers at home and around the world have such a stake in this beloved institution. In both its difficulties and its stategies for confronting and transcending them, The Philadelphia Orchestra strikes a resonant chord with other American orchestras, large and small.
This podcast was developed from our June 2012 behind-the-scenes discussion.
Chapter Ten – Looking Ahead, in Philadelphia and Beyond
Topic: Audience, Community, Creativity | Tags: Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, alan gilbert, allison vulgamore, cleveland orchestra, deborah rutter, gary hanson, gustavo dudamel, jeremy rothman, joseph conyers, mtt, philadelphia orchestra, podcast, san francisco symphony, stanford thompson, steven winn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
September 18, 2012 by Beth Hondl | Comments (0)
Confronted with fundamental and ongoing changes in their audiences, orchestras are thinking about what they do and how they do it as never before. In this chapter we explore some of the ideas, innovations, optimism and uneasiness of the American orchestra, as it finds it way toward the audiences of the future.
This podcast was developed from our May 2012 live forum event and backstage interviews.
Chapter Nine – Considering Audiences, Part 2
Topic: Audience | Tags: alan gilbert, brent assink, ed sanders, elizabeth scott, franz welser-möst, matthew van besien, podcast, sunil iyengar, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
July 26, 2012 by Beth Hondl | Comments (0)
For decades nobody thought very much about them. The audience was who showed up to fill the concert hall, in a largely predictable and reliable way. An orchestra scheduled and performed its subscription concerts, and the patrons came to hear them–a straightforward cause-and-effect relationship. Like many relationships in our times, this one has changed, grown more volatile, and become anything but straightforward. No one, it’s safe to say, is taking the audience for granted now.
This podcast was developed from our May 2012 live forum event and a behind-the-scenes conversation with The Cleveland Orchestra in April 2012.
Chapter Eight – Considering Audiences, Part 1
Here is the first of our videos from Sunday’s live event in San Francisco, our keynote conversation with Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic.
Alan Gilbert says that his relationship with an audience is all about trust. It’s built over the long term, and it’s that trust that allows for exploration and risk-taking. In a world of immediate gratification, it can be hard to let go and let someone else choose what you hear and what is told to you — and it perhaps makes what happens in the concert hall even more important.
What follows is a live blog from our Talking About Audiences event in San Francisco on Sunday, May 13.
Keynote: Alan Gilbert, Music Director, New York Philharmonic in conversation with Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate, New York Philharmonic
- Spotlight #1: Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
- Spotlight #2: Elizabeth Scott, Chief Media and Digital Officer, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; formerly V.P., Major League Baseball Productions
- Roundtable: Spotlight speakers in conversation with Brent Assink, Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony; Matthew VanBesien, Executive Director Designate, New York Philharmonic; Mark Clague, associate professor of music, University of Michigan, and Steven Winn, San Francisco arts journalist and author
4:33pm Audience member: Orchestral music is a more positive experience than bull-fighting.
4:30pm Assink: Orchestras have an important role to play in getting rid of the divide between professional and amateur musician. (more…)
Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Phiharmonic, joins us in San Francisco on Sunday, May 13 for our free event “Talking About Audiences.” Recently we had the chance to sit down with him to ask how he approaches programming and what role the audience plays in choosing what music to play. “What we do is very simple actually,” he said. “We play pieces that we really believe in, that we think are great pieces—important for the orchestra to play and important for the audience to hear.” Watch more here:
We’re looking forward to hearing more.