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:

Symphony and singers to express composers' emotional cries for peace
Winsoton-Salem Journal
March 10, 2018

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's executive director shares hopes for women in music (Columbus, OH)
February 15, 2018

Does classical music need a Rooney Rule?
VAN Magazine
February 15, 2018

New World players light the way for a new generation
Classical Voice North America
February 13, 2018

Review: Cold winter nights, hot orchestral performances
NUVO Indy's alternative voice
February 3, 2018

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Sean Chen make the most of ongoing collaboration
Jay Harvey Upstage
January 28, 2018

With every flick of her baton, conductor Susanna Mälkki chips at classical's glass ceiling
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2018

The SA Symphony’s challenge to fill seats and cashbox
Rivard Report (San Antonio, TX)
February 18, 2018

Another first for Minnesota Orchestra: A tour to South Africa
Star Tribune
February 18, 2018

Reaction to federal tax plan runs the gamut
December 21, 2017

New LA Phil CEO Simon Woods on the Seattle Symphony, the evolving media landscape for classical music, and women in the classical music industry
December 18, 2017

Outgoing Stamford Symphony chief Barbara Soroca champions U.S. composers
Connecticut Post
December 16, 2017

Female conductors work to smash the glass ceiling
Shepherd Express
December 12, 2017

Melvin gift of $8 million largest ever for Columbus Symphony Orchestra
The Columbus Dispatch
December 7, 2017

New LA Orchestra Fellowship aims to bridge gaps between orchestras and their communities
December 6, 2017

Complexity of touring with rosewood instruments may soon be eased
NPR Music
December 1, 2017

New artist of the month: composer Julia Adolphe
December 1, 2017

Nashville Symphony's Sonja Winkler named an emerging leader by the League of American Orchestras
Nashville Public Radio
November 30, 2017

L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to get a new, Frank Gehry-designed home
The New York Times
November 9, 2017

After Michael Tilson Thomas retires, who will take up the baton?
San Francisco Chronicle
November 4, 2017

Perspective piece on women composers
The Washington Post
November 3, 2017

Meet the conductor: Q&A with ASO music director finalist Rei Hotoda
Mountain Xpress
October 18, 2017

Part 1 of 2: A Complex Search for the Asheville Symphony's Next Music Director
Blue Ridge Public Radio
October 17, 2017

A Tempo: Oct. 14 - A Conversation with League of American Orchestras President/CEO (Part 2)
WWFM - The Classical Network
October 14, 2017

A Tempo: Orchestras Reach Out to Heal, Support Their Communities
WWFM - The Classical Network
October 5, 2017

South Bend Symphony welcomes new music director
88.1 WVPE
September 22, 2017

10 years in, Peabody-BSO Conducting Fellowship has seen great success — and a full-circle journey for one
The Baltimore Sun
September 15, 2017

Orchestras urged to reflect on diversity and inclusion
Rhinegold Publishing
August 25, 2017

Keller explored Western Piedmont Symphony's future at California seminar
August 25, 2017

Orchestra League names new board chair
Musical America
August 23, 2017

Douglas M. Hagerman named board chairman of League of American Orchestras
Journal Sentinel
August 22, 2017

Idaho state-civic symphony announces interim conductor
August 18, 2017

New report shows orchestras making an effort to connect
Musical America
August 16, 2017

The future of the American orchestra with Jesse Rosen
July 23, 2017

Changing the face of American orchestras, one player at a time
July 21, 2017

League begins annual seminar on orchestra management
Musical America
July 18, 2017

CSO and CCM team up for one-of-a-kind fellowship program
Soapbix Cincinnati
June 20, 2017

Guitar makers challenged by new rosewood restrictions - and what this means for players
Acoustic Guitar
August 2017 Issue

Dad's tears led to healing career in music therapy and national honor
Knoxville News Sentinel
June 16, 2017

Healing power of music: Local symphony musician recognized for gifts to community
MLive and
June 15, 2017

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Stacy Garrop’s Postcards From Wyoming will premiere as winning chamber music commission
The Utah Review
June 14, 2017

Grand Rapids violinist receives national award for her work in hospitals
Michigan Live
June 6, 2017

Orchestras conference to return to Detroit after 31 years
Crains Detroit Business
May 25, 2017

The Richmond Symphony received a grant from the League of American Orchestras’ Futures Fund
Richmond BizSense
May 23, 2017

Interviews, video & photos: Oklahoma City Philharmonic names Alexander Mickelthwate successor to Maestro Joel Levine
May 22, 2017

Greensboro Symphony musician wins national award
News & Record
May 19, 2017

Editorial: Bravo to the Richmond Symphony for a well-earned award
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 13, 2017

New Haven Symphony Orchestra lands $80,000 diversity grant for string fellows
New Haven Register
May 9, 2017

Imperial Symphony Orchestra sees improvement since going professional in 2016
The Ledger
April 30, 2017

KSO music therapists take the healing power of music to hospitals
Knoxville Mercury
April 26, 2017

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

A new symphony hopes to disrupt the classical music world
Crain's New York Business
April 17, 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

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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