The year has flown by, and this is our final edition of The Podium for 2012. I recently travelled to Macau to participate in the Alliance of Asian and Pacific Region Orchestras (AAPRO) conference. Discussing the enormous issue of orchestral innovation, around 65 delegates from Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia gathered to network and learn from each other. The keynote address was provided by Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras. His thoughtful views on orchestras in the 21st century, and the seven important areas that we should all consider, can be found in my run-down on the conference. Summaries of some of the other panel discussions can also be read by clicking here.
In each issue we try to bring you an interesting or unique perspective that you won’t have seen elsewhere. This time, we’re pleased to provide an article by Antony Ernst, who many will remember from his roles at the Sydney Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia and Sydney Youth Orchestras. Antony now resides on the other side of the world; he’s Délégué Artistique (Artistic Planning Manager) at the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg. His analysis of the differences and similarities between orchestras in the Antipodes and Europe makes for great reading.
Our resident writer Gordon Williams treats us to an interview with David Starkey, director of the Asheville Lyric Opera in North Carolina. Gordon’s travels throughout the United States have provided a number of gems throughout the last few years, and this interview does not disappoint.
Read also about our featured Associate, Orchestra Victoria; dip into a selection of media clippings from around the world and consider our Tip Tip on clearing copyright when reproducing photographs.
Until next year....