The League in the News

Recent Press

The League of American Orchestras is often featured in the media. We’re called upon to give national context on a variety of arts-related topics, from diversity, technology, audience engagement, and innovation, to advocacy efforts in Washington, nonprofit board governance, and financial best practices.

Check out these recent articles:

Orchestra serves "A Norable Feast" this week
Stevens Point Journal
April 19, 2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra goes to prison — and not for the reason you think
April 17, 2017

Women in classical music: some good news, some bad news
Sharps & Flatirons
April 13, 2017

What Du Yun's Pulitzer win means for women in classical music
The New Yorker
April 13, 2017

JSO to collect food donations at concert
The Tribune Democrat
March 31, 2017

Boulder Philharmonic, Frequent Flyers to perform at Kennedy Center
Daily Camera Entertainment
March 24, 2017

The gold standard
Boulder Weekly
March 23, 2017

Got wood? Then get some paper – you’ll need it
Musical Merchandise Review
March 23, 2017

Ann Hobson Pilot plays out a ground-breaking career
March 17, 2017

L.A. Phil President Deborah Borda's departure sends arts world spinning
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2017

Eugene Symphony music director search: next star?
Oregon Artswatch
March 13, 2017

Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s first female music director relishing role
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2017

Binghamton Philharmonic takes part in 'Orchestras Feeding America'
March 12, 2017

A new will to confront homogeneity in American orchestras
Grantmakers in the Arts
March 9, 2017

Helping the hungry
The Blade
March 7, 2017

There's no "I" in "arts advocacy"
Americans for the Arts blog
March 3, 2017

Feature: Arts groups seek bipartisan support for NEA and NEH
New York Times
February 28, 2017

Musician Ann Hobson Pilot to receive League of American Orchestras' Gold Baton
February 28, 2017

Chester Lane to leave Symphony (Paywall)
Musical America Worldwide
February 28, 2017

An orchestra triumphs over Trump's travel ban
New York Times
February 8, 2017

Native American music to take center stage at Oakland Symphony concert
San Francisco Classical Voice
February 6, 2017

It's time to settle to score for female composers
The Huffington Post
February 1, 2017

Interview with Heather Noonan, League’s Vice President for Advocacy
“Talking Up Music Education” (NAMM Foundation podcast)
January 21, 2017

Five-year philharmonic contract expands numbers
The News-Press
January 18, 2017

Orchestras by the numbers: comparing DSO to country
The News Journal
January 18, 2017

Creative Confidential podcast: Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras
Creative Confidential
January 11, 2017

Hannibal Lokumbe selected for residency with Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Tribune
January 6, 2017

CSO/CCM diversity fellows: new program aims to shake up music industry's status quo
WCPO Cincinnati
January 6, 2017

Oklahoma City composer accepts three-year residency with South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
January 3, 2017

Chickasaw composer accepts 3-year residency with SD orchestra
The ADA News
January 3, 2017

Shes got the write stuff
The News-Gazette
January 1, 2017

One story: some context
Arts Journal
December 21, 2016

To help women in opera, several institutions arise
The New York Times
December 14, 2016

The subscription solution: tweak, jump start, or burn to the ground?
TRG Arts
December 5, 2016

DSO family grows with new training orchestra for adults
Detroit Free Press
December 3, 2016

Minnesota Orchestra reports 'very promising' year with balanced budget
December 2, 2016

Orchestras rely more on contributed than earned income, study finds
Philanthropy News Digest
November 20, 2016

New York Philharmonic's next leader gives a taste of things to come
The New York Times
November 18, 2016

It's official: many orchestras are now charities
The New York Times
November 15, 2016

Susanna Mälkki, Center Stage (behind paywall)
The Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2016

OSO takes painstaking journey to find new conductor, music director (behind paywall)
October 16, 2016

Clarity and complication: an interview with League Vice President for Advocacy Heather Noonan
KMFA 89.5
October 3, 2016

Aaron Dworkin: making classical music more diverse
WYPR 88.1 FM
October 2, 2016

Orchestras league awarded $4.5 million for new grant program
Philanthropy News Digest
October 2, 2016

League launches $4.5 million fund for orchestras that innovate (password protected)
Musical America
September 29, 2016

What makes the best place to live? Proximity to orchestras, for one
Money Magazine
September 19, 2016

Stefan Sanders extends contract with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, becomes Resident Conductor
Broadway World
September 19, 2016

National honors for Lake Forest Symphony's Susan Lape
Chicago Tribune
September 16, 2016

Making sense of cultural equity
August 31, 2016

Cracking a glass ceiling with the maestro's baton
The New York Times
September 1, 2016

Got a classic piece? Here comes the sequel.
The New York Times
August 19, 2016

Marin Alsop continues fight for women conductors
August 5, 2016

Composer, violist to premiere new concerto at EMF
Greensboro News & Record
July 14, 2016

For Black Lives Matter, classical music steps in
The New York Times
July 10, 2016

Symphony orchestras survive, thrive in smaller Western Pa. communities
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 9, 2016

Interview with Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras on League's 71st National Conference
Segment begins at 10:10
WWFM, "A Tempo"
June 25, 2016

Orchestras grapple with how to boost diversity
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 24, 2016

Community service lauded
Senza Sordino
June 2016

Hon. Elijah Cummings' keynote at the League of American Orchestras Conference
Grantmakers in the Arts
June 23, 2016

Leading the orchestra, an outsider invited in
The New York Times
June 17, 2016

The League of American Orchestras cares about diversity
Black to Live
June 9, 2016

Orchestras face connection between diversity and relevance
Nonprofit Quarterly
June 14, 2016

How orchestras pursue a new lease on life
The Washington Post
June 13, 2016

Diversifying the classical music world
The Baltimore Sun
June 9, 2016

Feature on League of American Orchestras' 2016 National Conference in Baltimore
The Baltimore Sun
June 8, 2016

Making music together: a look at diversity in orchestras
Chicago Tonight
June 6, 2016

Orlando orchestra's leader leaps from cellist to conductor
June 5, 2016

New U.S. ban On ivory sales to protect elephants
June 2, 2016

U.S. bans commercial trade of African elephant ivory
The New York Times
June 2, 2016

DSO's Shannon Orme honored for charity work
The Detroit News
May 16, 2016

Composer Stella Sung's 'The Book Collector' will premiere at Dayton Opera
Dayton Daily News
May 14, 2016

Oakland cellist recognized for bringing music to schools
East Bay Times
May 5, 2016

BSO percussionist receives Ford Musician Award for community service
Baltimore Sun
April 25, 2016

Music notes: PSO releases Tchaikovsky CD
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
April 30, 2016

PSO violist wins community-service award
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 21, 2016

Pennies from Utah revive a symphony
The New York Times
April 27, 2016

Charleston Symphony Orchestra to stream performance online Saturday for first time
The Post and Courier
April 22, 2016

New York Philharmonic names Jaap van Zweden its next music director
The Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2016

Concert gives voice to diversity in music
The Palos Verdes Peninsula News
March 23, 2016

Orchestras get in tune with modern black-tie
The New York Times
March 18, 2016

Conductor Gemma New breaking brass ceiling in Steeltown
Toronto Star
March 6, 2016

Silicon Valley really is having more fun playing music in community orchestras
February 18, 2016

Weekend Passport: new legislation aims to improve visa process for international artists
WBEZ Worldview
February 12, 2016

Playing it forward: Norman Johns has inspired young minority musicians for decades
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 5, 2016

Roving bands of Columbus Symphony musicians reaching less-predictable audiences
The Columbus Dispatch
January 31, 2016

Next steps in closing the gaps in arts education in our schools
Huffington Post
January 20, 2016

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads
Associated Press
January 1, 2016

Ivory, at the tip of a complex issue for traveling orchestra members
The Washington Post
January 1, 2016

21st-century American orchestras struggle for diversity – and relevance
Fox News Latino
December 4, 2015

Earned relational revenue- the subscription model and symphony orchestras
National Center for Arts Research blog
December 3, 2015

Guest composer to premiere work with TSO
Arizona Daily Star
November 4, 2015

New notes on the autism scale
September 24, 2015

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