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Yo-Yo Ma to receive League of American Orchestras 'gold baton' at this year's conference

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Peers gather at the Palmer House in Chicago for the League of American Orchestras 73rd National Conference, the only National Conference Dedicated to Orchestras and Their Partners. Hosted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director. Yo-Yo Ma, the CSO Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, will Receive the League's Gold Baton Award and Speak at the Closing Session.

 

America is brimming with extraordinary musicians and ensembles as unique as the communities they serve. Every year, almost 25 million people across the United States are touched by live orchestral performances. Against today's backdrop of continuous change, orchestras are challenged to ask anew, why they matter, what is their role, and what is their greater purpose? How can the orchestral experience-the artistry, the art form, and the artists-create the greatest impact in today's world?

 

 

 

Don't miss this video from our Conference host, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra:

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg