Archive | March, 2006

Around The Blogosphere: Classical Connections

Next in the list of wonderful blogger sites you may have missed during your online travels is Classical Connections, a blog authored by Edmonton Symphony music director, Bill Eddins... Bill’s blog isn’t so much a traditional blog as it is an outlet for Bill’s (free) Podcasts about Classical Music and the History of the World. My understanding is that Bill was the first music director to launch their own free Podcasts about classical music designed to help generate increased interest in classical music. His offerings are all wildly entertaining, relevant, and are [...]
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Around The Blogosphere: Butts In The Seats

As my moving day rapidly approaches I am going to post some pointers to other blog sites you may not be aware of but are worth your time to visit. Today, I hope you’ll take a moment to visit Butts In The Seats, Musings on Practical Solutions For Arts Management one of my favorite arts management blogs outside of Arts Journal... Butts In The Seats is one of the few arts management blogs which repeatedly demonstrates it isn’t timid about shedding some light on the otherwise dank, slimy underside of the rock [...]
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More On The Value Of Leadership

The Boston Globe published an article on 03/26/06 which reports that Utah Symphony & Opera and Boston Pops Music Director Keith Lockhart doesn’t believe living year-round in Salt Lake would guarantee a better orchestra... The article cites an implication made by consultant and retired Cleveland Orchestra president Tom Morris that he would like to see Lockhart spend more time at his post in Utah. Morris was contracted by the US&O last year to evaluate their current position and his evaluation has served as the foundation for their current recovery plan. The issue [...]
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Well That Was Easy

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra recently announced they identified a permanent replacement to replace interim president Ann Koonsman who was filling in after the abrupt departure of Katherine Akos... Back in late Juanuary, I published an article about the going-ons in Fort Worth and made the following observation: Undoubtedly, the ability of Ann Koonsman, retired FWSO president & CEO, to step in as the interim executive leader so they can have ample time to conduct a thorough search for a full time replacement had a significant impact on their final decision. It [...]
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Take A Friend To Orchestra Month 06 Is Coming

Following on the heels of last year's highly successful Take a Friend to Orchestra initiative, April will be Take a Friend to Orchestra month ‘06 here at Adaptistration... Take a Friend to Orchestra month will be an opportunity for the people who care the most about classical music to participate in a proactive way; and no, you’re not simply going to get hit up to write a check or make a donation to your local orchestra. Throughout the month of April, Adaptistration will feature a variety of critics, bloggers, musicians, composers, classical [...]
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