Amanda Levete, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry are among the starchitects vying to design the future home for the London Symphony Orchestra.
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- Shortlist of Architects Announced for Music Center in London
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- A Winning Design for a New York Monument to Gay and Transgender People
By JOSHUA BARONE - Sunday Jun 25, 2017
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the artist Anthony Goicolea had been selected to design the monument in Hudson River Park in Manhattan.
- SF Symphony takes things alfresco in Stern Grove
By Joshua Kosman - Wednesday Jul 5, 2017
Is there anything more delightful than hearing a symphony orchestra playing in top form?The San Francisco Symphony, looking and sounding a bit more casual outside its customary home in Davies Symphony Hall, will perform selections by Mozart, Bizet, Ravel and others, led by conductor Edwin Outwater.Joining the orchestra are two splendid vocal soloists, soprano Jana McIntyre and baritone Hadleigh Adams.
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Influential designer Raf Simons riffed experimentally on the iconic “I Heart NY” logo for his first collection shown in his new home.
- You can now drink while watching the opera, symphony, and ballet, at least at the moment
By Leah Garchik - Thursday Jun 1, 2017
The San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, and San Francisco Opera (which has long allowed patrons in boxes to sip Champagne while soaking up arias), agreed to a six-month trial in which the hoi polloi would be allowed the same privilege. For the Ballet and the Symphony, the trial started in January; because the opera season is in the fall, its experiment begins with summer opera. Drinks in enclosed containers can be toted into the hall to be slugged at will. What with tweeting and slurping, the culture connoisseur has nary a chance to nap.
- SF Symphony taps Mark Hanson as top exec
By Joshua Kosman - Friday Jul 7, 2017
Hanson, 43, has spent seven years in Houston, where he has taken vigorous steps to expand the orchestra’s donor and subscriber base and to broaden the orchestra’s profile throughout the community.Among the initiatives of his tenure were a multiyear plan to strengthen the orchestra’s financial standing, a growth in multimedia performance and outreach programs, and focused outreach efforts to the city’s African American, Hispanic and Asian communities.“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with the staff and (Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas) and the board to build on the San Francisco Symphony’s incredible legacy of artistic performance and community and economic impact,” he said.The orchestra has more competition than ever for the loyalty of patrons, as well as a tough fight to build younger and more diverse audiences.In a statement, board President Sakurako Fisher said, “Mark is an inspiring leader and the board could not be more confident in his ability to build on the Orchestra’s legacy while forging new paths and possibilities of what the orchestral experience can be.”Like his predecessors, he combines training in arts management with a history as a practical musician.Hanson enrolled in a management training program overseen by the American Symphony Orchestra League (now the League of American Orchestras), and went on to hold leadership positions with the Rockford (Ill.) Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony before being hired in Houston.Hanson’s wife, Christina, who has an MBA and a master’s degree in arts administration, has worked as director of marketing at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Chicago Symphony.