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At Home and Abroad: The Orchestra as Agent of Change

  • Omni Hotel Nashville 250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Location: Broadway Ballroom C-D, Level Two

Orchestras are increasingly framing their concerts and programs to address timely global issues and international communities, whether by more dynamically connecting international tours to those they serve at home, or by addressing displaced populations in their own communities. This session features a discussion of the ways in which orchestras can be agents of change through international artistry —and why it is important and worthwhile to do so.

Associated Press in U.S. News, May 9, 2015: Minnesota Orchestra rebounds from long, bitter lockout with prestigious trip to Cuba
Classical MPR, August 17, 2018: Soweto crowd rapturously responds to Minnesota Orchestra
Strings Magazine, December 2018: Looking Back at the Minnesota Orchestra’s August 2018 Tour of South Africa
Arnstein Ladder of Citizen Participation
Artists from Abroad: The Complete Guide to Immigration and Tax Requirements

Speakers: John Forsyte, president and CEO, Pacific Symphony; Neeta Helms, president, Classical Movements; Eun Lee, executive director, The Dream Unfinished

This session is generously sponsored by SOS Global Express.

Earlier Event: June 4
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Later Event: June 4
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