El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras name director

El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras name director
The El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra boards of trustees announced the appointment of James O. Welsch as music director and general manager of the EPSYOs and assistant conductor of EPSO. “We are very fortunate to have James …
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League of American Orchestras & New Music USA Announce 12 New Music Alive Residencies
Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $ 7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today. Matching composers and orchestras who have not previously worked …
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5 Bizarre Dark Sides to Modern Orchestras
Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny’s listening pleasure. And while it’s true that most members of their audiences are probably knocking on death’s door, playing in one must still be an honorable …
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Tough times ahead for US orchestras

musicTough times ahead for US orchestras
The US has no shortage of orchestras and classical concerts are often well-attended. So why do the doom-mongers insist the long-term outlook is bleak? On a warm summer evening at Ontario Beach, a few minutes before concert time, the crowds might seem to …
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Tokyo’s Big Eight Orchestras Flash Bigtime Qualities
TOKYO – There are 1,600 professional and amateur orchestras in Japan, which occupies a land area smaller than the state of California yet contains a population equal to about 40 percent of the United States. Put another way, Japan averages one orchestra …
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5 Bizarre Dark Sides to Modern Orchestras
Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny’s listening pleasure. And while it’s true that most members of their audiences are probably knocking on death’s door, playing in one must still be an honorable …
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Latest Orchestras News

musicDo the Twin Cities need 2 orchestras?
Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are in the middle of negotiating new contracts with their musicians. Both organizations face multi-million dollar deficits, and no one involved in the talks expects quick resolution.
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New LDS Sheet Music for Ward Choirs Available from SoundsmithMusic.com
ABOUT SOUNDSMITH MUSIC Created in 1995 by composer Steven Smith, Soundsmith Music provides professional composing, arranging, and music preparation services for choirs and orchestras worldwide. Clients include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at …
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Alejandro Ziegler TANGO Quartet – 5th NORTH American TOUR – 2016
Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble managed to reach an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight.
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Symphony orchestras survive, thrive in smaller communities

musicSymphony orchestras survive, thrive in smaller communities
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 12:12 pm Symphony orchestras survive, thrive in smaller communities Associated Press | 0 comments PITTSBURGH (AP) — Their day jobs vary. They’re teachers …
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Message to symphony orchestras in troubled times: Think positive
Fifty years ago, a group of 30 musicians from a dozen different orchestras in the U.S. and Canada met at Roosevelt University here to discuss how they could save their beleaguered profession. It was a terrible time for symphony players. In 1962 …
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British orchestras to get tax relief from April 2016
At the end of last week, chancellor George Osborne announced that Britain’s orchestras are to get tax relief from April 2016 onwards. Based on a system already in place for theatres and the film industry, UK orchestras will see a reduction in Corporation …
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Latest Orchestras News

musicOrchestras Create New Opportunities As The Old World Slowly Fades
Classical music orchestras face many challenges these days. Season subscriptions are dropping and a shift to promoting individual events and exploring alternatives seems to be the order of the day. At this point none of the challenges are a surprise but a …
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Is it time for orchestras to change their tune?
Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra remain locked out in a labor dispute, unable to reach an agreement with management for the second time in two years. Both sides have now agreed to talk through a federal mediator. But what’s happening isn’t …
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Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras to hold auditions
The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras is now accepting musicians for 2016-17 season. Auditions will take place to fill the remaining available positions 5:30 p.m. July 18. String, woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 6-18 and at all levels …
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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018

musicThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts say the Indianapolis …
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Orlando orchestra’s leader leaps from cellist to conductor
That’s an urgent question for orchestras across the United States seeking to revitalize their audiences. A study sponsored by the League of American Orchestras showed ticket subscriptions declined by 3.6 percent from 2005 to 2014. The study recommended …
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It’s a bird! It’s a crane! For St. Paul composer, Afton retreat furnishes nature’s soundtrack
His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Atlanta and Detroit symphonies, the Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, Dale Warland Singers and James Sewell Ballet. One of his works — perhaps one …
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