Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, discusses engaging audiences and community members alike through the multifaceted benefits of symphonic music. This interview was produced in collaboration with WIPB – Indiana Public Broadcasting at Ball State University.
In a historic moment for the performing arts, Deaf West Theatre staged a production of “Spring Awakening” performed by both deaf and hearing actors and made it available to deaf-blind audiences–the first of any Broadway show to be interpreted this way.
Earlier this week, to the shock of many, ABC ended the Roseanne show after Ms. Barr made racist comments on Twitter regarding former presidential senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, comparing her to an ape. Ms. Jarrett is a black woman who was born in Iran.
California’s tendency to cut school funds for departments other than English and math has resulted in a number of prominent music and arts organizations in Monterey County advocating for incorporating music and the arts into school curriculum.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of symphony orchestras, with guests; J.C. Barker, Executive Director of Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Parrish, Executive Director of The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Weber, Executive Director of Association of California Symphony Orchestras, and Steve Collins, Executive Director of Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the challenges of fundraising for performing arts organizations during COVID with guests: Danielle St.Germain-Gordon, Chief Development Officer of San Francisco Ballet, and Dale Hedding, Vice President of Development at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.