Archive | November, 2015

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Trifonov And The NYPhil

While away on vacation, I’ve been following the news about Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov is joining the New York Philharmonic’s board of directors. I don’t know Trifonov but have heard his recordings and think he’s certainly superb musician and based on insight from sources I trust, he’s a good person but I simply can’t figure out why this is news or what the NYPhil’s board expects Trifonov’s presence to actually contribute (beyond the obligatory, yet benign, comments in the press release). Fortunately, Lisa Hirsch published an article on this very topic over […]

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Is Your Group Doing Something For #BlackFriday Or #CyberMonday?

The onslaught of Thanksgiving shopping days are at hand: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. In 2013, my inbox was flowing with promotional offers from performing arts organizations but 2014 was a comparative trickle and by the time this article was written, 2015 is similarly sparse. Perhaps performing arts orgs need to get on the radar of deal tracking sites, most of which focus their efforts on stuff as opposed to experiences or perhaps it is time for a performing arts org focused deal tracker site, at least around the […]

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What We’re Thankful For As Arts Administrators

In a field where it can become all too easy to feel the pressures of the day to day grind, we sometimes forget to take a step back and acknowledge the things we’re grateful for. To that end, I asked the contributors at ArtsHackers to share a few of the things they are grateful for as arts administrators during this Thanksgiving season. I hope this lets you learn a little bit more about who they are and their respective outlooks on the field.

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What’s Your #GivingTuesday Story?

#GivingTuesday, the self described “campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season” is back for year four and will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Since its launch, a number of orchestras have participated so let’s open up today’s post to any group taking part in#GivingTuesday 2015 so we can all hear your story. What is your group planning? If you’ve participated in previous years, what sort of response did you experience? Did the program meet your expectations? What would you tell other […]

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