Climate change is one of the greatest challenges confronting modern society. How are artists and orchestras responding? How can we “connect the dots” between classical music and the effects of climate change?

Join us for our last League webinar of the spring, led by artist/scholar Dr. Tanya Kalmanovitch, to hear from a panel of artists and executives who are charting new roles for orchestras in the climate crisis. Gain the knowledge and resources to enact change in your artistic life, your community, and your orchestra.

Moderator: Tanya Kalmanovitch, Associate Professor, The New School and Faculty, New England Conservatory


  • Matthew Burtner, Composer
  • Martha Gilmer, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Symphony
  • Jimmy Lopez, Composer
  • Steven Schick, Guest Curator, San Diego Symphony and Distinguished Professor of Music, UC San Diego
  • Terry Wolkowicz, Education Director, New Bedford Symphony

About the Moderator

About the Panelists


Please contact Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org.

This webinar is made possible by American Express, the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Ford Motor Company Fund, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Wallace Foundation, as well as, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ford Motor Company Fund

The Wallace Foundation

NYC Cultural Affairs

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