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SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras

Tue, Mar 28, 2017


Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

Coolidge Auditorium 10 First St SE

Washington DC 20020

PLEASE NOTE: This event does NOT take place at the Kennedy CenterSHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras Symposium--Leading the Charge: Orchestra Innovation and the SHIFT Festival Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium Thomas Jefferson Building Library of Congress 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. The SHIFT festival provides a national platform for orchestras to showcase the breadth of their innovative work, on stage and in the community. It highlights the ways in which orchestras of all sizes are making a "shift"--where they perform, what they sound like, and whom they serve. The Symposium will ask hard questions about the universal challenges facing orchestras as the audience landscape changes, communities call out for more engagement from their non-profits, and the art form seeks its place amid the currents of contemporary American life. The Symposium will explore how successful orchestras question closely-held assumptions, take risks, develop cultures of continuous learning, and view the audience as a central partner. Event Timing: 2–1/2 hours NOTE: This is a FREE event. To make a reservation, please call (202) 416-8333 or email Symposium Schedule 10 a.m. -- Welcome Session One -- Why SHIFT is Important Panelists: Rhona Wolfe Friedman, Commissioner, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Stanford Thompson, Trumpeter and Executive Director Play on Philly Thomas Wilkins, Music Director, Omaha Symphony, Principal Conductor, Hollywood Bowl Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO, Washington Performing Arts 11 a.m. -- Performance: Play On, Philly! Chamber Ensemble 11:15 a.m. -- Break 11:30 a.m. -- Presentation and Panel Discussion: Risk and Innovation Presentation: Karen Dillon, Bestselling author and former editor, Harvard Business Review Panelists: Sandi Macdonald, President, The North Carolina Symphony Kevin Shuck, Executive Director, The Boulder Philharmonic Sarah Kirkland-Snider, Composer Karen Dillon Moderator: Jesse Rosen, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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