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4 The Score Orchestra news, moves, and events 12 Critical Questions Examining the new will to confront homogeneity in American orchestras. by Jesse Rosen 16 Conference Preview Orchestras are in the throes of a great transformation, from what they are to who they are for. This and more will be covered at this year’s League Conference, June 6 to 8.


Two-Way Conversation Orchestras are increasingly using music to improve the lives of the incarcerated, the homeless, and others in need. by Steven Brown

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Capital Shift The inaugural SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras lands in Washington, D.C. by Ian VanderMeulen


Rites of Summer Musicians talk about their summer festival experiences.


Summer Festivals 2017 From Alaska to Wisconsin to Singapore, a guide to what’s on this summer.


Streaming Symphonies Orchestras embrace webcasts, live streams, and more. by Marke Bieschke


Building the Future A wave of new concert halls aims to revitalize urban life while meeting the changing needs of orchestras. by Rebecca Schmid about the cover

77 Advertiser Index 78 League of American Orchestras Annual Fund 80 Coda Multi-award-winning composer Andrew Norman talks about the importance of paying it forward. Throughout this issue, text marked like this indicates a link to websites and online resources.

Musicians at work during the 2016 season of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra 2, which aims to attract talented students from communities underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. See Jesse Rosen’s article on page 12 for a discussion of the new will to confront homogeneity at American orchestras. In photo from left: Joseph Conyers, NYO2 faculty member and assistant principal bass at The Philadelphia Orchestra, with Ethan S. Olaguibel, NYO2 bassist from Miami, Florida. Photo by Jessica Griffin.

Symphony Spring 2017  
Symphony Spring 2017