12 episodes

Leaders and scholars from the classical music field and beyond, gathered in San Francisco in 2011-2012 to discuss the many issues facing American orchestras in the 21st century. These videos present the live events in their entirety. The American Orchestra Forum is a major initiative of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 centennial season.

American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Orchestras (complete event videos‪)‬ San Francisco Symphony

    • Arts

Leaders and scholars from the classical music field and beyond, gathered in San Francisco in 2011-2012 to discuss the many issues facing American orchestras in the 21st century. These videos present the live events in their entirety. The American Orchestra Forum is a major initiative of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2011-2012 centennial season.

    • video
    Talking About Community: Gustavo Dudamel, Keynote

    Talking About Community: Gustavo Dudamel, Keynote

    Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic and alumnus, El Sistema, Venezuela, in conversation with Deborah Borda, President, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the American Orchestra Forum in San Francisco. Dudamel discusses the importance of classical music for children, his experiences in El Sistema in Venezuela, and leading the Youth Orchestra LA. Recorded in San Francisco, October 23, 2011.

    • 29 min
    • video
    Talking About Community: Historical Context

    Talking About Community: Historical Context

    Orchestras have been in America since the mid-19th century, but their roles and relationships with their home cities have evolved considerably since then. Mark Clague, professor of musicology at the University of Michigan, leads a conversation with Jesse Rosen, President/CEO of the League of American Orchestras, and Neil Harris, professor emeritus of history and art history at the University of Chicago. Recorded in San Francisco, October 23, 2011.

    • 32 min
    • video
    Talking About Community: Musicians’ Stories

    Talking About Community: Musicians’ Stories

    Every musician has followed a special path to their calling, whatever their background. San Francisco journalist Steven Winn leads a conversation with, Afa Sadykhly Dworkin of the Sphinx Organization and Amos Yang, San Francisco Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist, about the role of music and orchestras in the lives of American children of all backgrounds. Recorded in San Francisco, October 23, 2011.

    • 27 min
    • video
    Talking About Community: Roundtable Discussion

    Talking About Community: Roundtable Discussion

    Roundtable discussion and audience Q&A at the American Orchestra Forum: Talking About Community. Participants: Steven Winn, San Francisco arts journalist (moderator); Amos Yang, Assistant Principal Cellist, San Francisco Symphony; Neil Harris, Professor Emeritus of history and art history, University of Chicago; Jesse Rosen, President/CEO, League of American Orchestras; Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, Artistic Director, Sphinx Organization; Mark Clague, professor of musicology, University of Michigan. Recorded in San Francisco, October 23, 2011.

    • 55 min
    • video
    Talking About Creativity: Michael Tilson Thomas, keynote

    Talking About Creativity: Michael Tilson Thomas, keynote

    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, shares his personal insights and stories about the role of creativity in orchestras today, in conversation with Brent Assink, Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony. Recorded in San Francisco, March 17, 2012.

    • 30 min
    • video
    Talking About Creativity: The Composers

    Talking About Creativity: The Composers

    Leading American composers John Adams and Mason Bates (a.k.a. DJ Masonic) explore their persectives and stories, in conversation with Mark Clague, professor of musicology, University of Michigan, at the American Orchestra Forum. Recorded in San Franciso, March 17, 2012.

    • 36 min

You Might Also Like

More by San Francisco Symphony