The 21st Century Music Director: A Symposium

Gina Perille, Dr. Thomas Wolf

September 2001

From the April 2002 issue of Harmony, published by the Symphony Orchestra Institute

Curious about those charismatic “maestros” who conduct our symphony orchestras? Are they hold-overs from the 19th century or are they models for 21st century leadership? 

WolfBrown facilitated and documented a symposium held at Tanglewood to consider these questions. Sponsored by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, along with the Hewlett, Knight, Mellon, and Packard Foundations, the focus was on the role of music directors in the 21st century. Nearly thirty individuals – including music directors, musicians, orchestra administrators, managers, trustees, and funders – attended the two-day meeting.

The proceedings of the symposium appeared in an issue of the journal Harmony, published by the Forum of the Symphony Orchestra Institute, no. 14 (April 2002). Included in the report are comments on the four areas of change the symposium participants highlighted as critical to the success of 21st century music directorships.

Read the symposium report.


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