New! Podcast – Chapter One: Historic Context of the American Orchestra

We’re pleased to bring you the first in a series of podcasts developed from our live events and behind-the-scenes conversations with musicians, scholars, composers, executives, critics and technologists.

This first chapter is drawn from the October 23 public Forum during the Los Angeles Philharmonic residency and a later interview with Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. It addresses the historical and cultural roots of American orchestras and how those traditions impact and inform an orchestra’s place in the contemporary American community.

Chapter One: Historic Context of the American Orchestra

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The participants are Neil Harris, professor emeritus of history and art history at the University of Chicago, and Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras. The podcast is hosted by Steven Winn, American Orchestra Forum moderator.

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