2012

General Session 2

Driving Innovation: a Roadmap for Practical Implementation

 

June 7, 8:45AM–10:15AM

Music by Voices of Change

Maria Schleuning, artistic director; Helen Blackburn, flute; Drew Lang, marimba

Robert Beaser   Hush You Bye (from “Mountain Songs”)

 

A Century’s Perspective on Innovation: San Francisco Symphony and the American Orchestra Forum

As the San Francisco Symphony completes its centennial season and its year-long American Orchestra Forum project, Executive Director Brent Assink reflects on a century of creativity and innovation, a year of dialogue about the state of our art, and how our field’s creative accomplishments, and challenges, shape our path forward.

Brent Assink, executive director, San Francisco Symphony

 

Music by Voices of Change

Maria Schleuning, artistic director; Helen Blackburn, flute; Kari Nostbakken, cello

Gabriela Lena Frank       Four Pre-Inca Sketches  (excerpt)

Driving Innovation: A Roadmap for Practical Implementation

It’s easy to think of innovation as an inherent ‘positive’, but, at a time of limited resources, how we enact change purposively, and as a matter of smart strategy? And, how do we achieve this within our orchestra culture, bound as it often is by values of tradition and perfection. This keynote will challenge you to rethink innovation, rethink your approach, rethink your methods, and rethink – and embrace – the journey toward change. 

Jeff DeGraff, author, Innovation You: The Book, executive director, Innovatrium Institute for Innovation, managing partner, Competing Values Company; 

 

General Session 2 Sponsored by Arts Consulting Group and ScoreBig