Symphony: Winter 2018

Read the winter issue of Symphony on your laptop, your desktop, your phone, your tablet—for free!

Check out the latest issue of Symphony, the League of American Orchestras’ award-winning magazine, online—with all the great articles, news, interviews, and photos you’ve come to expect.

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Click below to read, print, or download sharable PDFs of the articles from this issue, with links to websites in the articles as well as to advertisers.



Symphony’s fast-paced Score section, filled with news and updates from across the orchestra field. In this issue: allegations of sexual misconduct impact orchestras and conservatories; a new score brings broken musical instruments back to life; conductor Carolyn Kuan and others become U.S. citizens at pre-concert event; genre-busting concerts at orchestras in California, Florida, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. 


Are Orchestras Culturally Specific? An In-Depth Conversation 

League President and CEO Jesse Rosen moderates a conversation about orchestras and diversity, equity, and inclusion, with Gary Ginstling, Chris Jenkins, Alexander Laing, and Cecilia Olusola Tribble. 



The Seattle Symphony, Market Research, and NUCCs. NUCCs?

To connect with the “new urban cultural consumers”—NUCCs—moving into a rapidly changing downtown, the Seattle Symphony launched a wide-ranging audience-research program. 


Roads to Recovery

Even when hit hard by hurricanes and floods, orchestras and musicians are stepping forward to help rebuild their communities. 




It's Alive

Today’s emerging artists are passionate about new music, while remaining dedicated to the classics. 




Guide to Emerging Artists

Our annual listing of emerging soloists and conductors, provided by League of American Orchestras business partners. 



In Service

Meet the 2017 Ford Musician Awards recipients, at the forefront of a groundswell of community service activity. 





What happens when an orchestral musician picks up a camera? 




From the Archives: The League at 75 

As the League celebrates its 75th anniversary, we share a sampling of outstanding moments in its history. Here, we salute volunteers, a vital resource for the orchestra community. 


Happy reading! Look for the Spring 2018 issue in April.

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