Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome to the League’s 2009 Conference Blog!

Posted by Jesse Rosen:

During the next few weeks leading up to our Conference we will use this space to hear from the remarkable individuals who will be making presentations in Chicago – they will tell us what to look forward to and perhaps surprise us with what’s on their mind. A group of delegates also will report from Conference about the sessions they are attending, what they are learning, and the ideas they will be taking home with them. You will be able to read daily posts from these people and stay connected with Conference activities. So if you cannot attend Conference, let us come to you! Whether you will be in Chicago or not, no one need feel alone or without a network of support.

As you know, this year’s theme is The New Reality: Economics & Public Value. We are designing and structuring this conference to address ways orchestras can achieve sustainability, vibrancy, entrepreneurship, and partnerships in this turbulent and uncertain climate. Coming together to face challenges is what League conferences are all about.

You can find out more about the programming at Conference here and the schedule here.

I am very excited about this blog – over the coming weeks we will hear from Joann Falletta (Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic), Jim Hirsch (Executive Director, Chicago Sinfonietta), Sarah Lutman (President and Managing Director, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra), Doug McLennan (founder of, Debra Natenshon (CEO, The Center for What Works), and Mark Pemberton (Director, Association of British Orchestras).

We are confident that this will be a great source for information and perspective leading up to, during, and after Conference.

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