Author Archives: Drew Hemenger

Blogging the 2011 League Conference: Networking Opportunities

I was hearing from various orchestra executive directors and managers that many of them would like to do new music but they get resistance from the board or simply the audience, but that the places where this attitude had been changed was where they brought composers to the orchestra, engaged with the community and got the “story” of the piece across.

Blogging the 2011 League Conference: What Repertoire Sells Tickets?

This year where everyone in the orchestra community—or at least the majority—is trying simply to survive, the commitment to new music has largely gone out the window. I asked some of the orchestra managers I met with today about their relationship to new music and how doing new music affected their bottom line. I have a couple of video clips that might prove interesting.