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Streaming Your Season: Three Case Studies of California Orchestras That Made It Happen

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm PT

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With concert halls still closed for live performance in California due to the pandemic, many orchestras are creating digital content to keep their patrons, donors, and communities engaged. Several pioneering orchestras have taken it a step further by developing entirely new virtual concert experiences for their 2020/21 seasons.

How did they do it? What approvals and buy-in did they need? What safety protocols were necessary? What technology was used? What operational ingredients were necessary to make such a dramatic and profound shift in how they are delivering on their missions? And most importantly, what did they learn that they may carry into the future?

In this webinar from ACSO, we’ll hear from executive and artistic leaders from three orchestras that jumped into the world of concert streaming: Rei Hotoda, Music Director and Stephen Wilson, President & CEO, Fresno Philharmonic; Nir Kabaretti, Music & Artistic Director and Kathryn Martin, Interim CEO, Santa Barbara Symphony; and Francesco Lecce-Chong Music Director & Conductor, and Alan Silow, President & CEO, Santa Rosa Symphony. Moderated by Jamei Haswell, ACSO Vice President, with remarks from Sarah Weber, ACSO Executive Director.