Symphony orchestras are in crisis.
Just two years ago the unthinkable occurred when the fabled and well-endowed Philadelphia Orchestra filed for bankruptcy. Last year saw more alarming lockouts and closures, some still unresolved even as the rumblings of more trouble on the horizon forecast an ominous Fall season for orchestras around the world. It is clear that “business as usual” is increasingly unable to sustain our symphony orchestras, —and that at stake is the culmination of 600 years of artistic achievement, the inheritance of future generations.
FutureSymphony is a nonprofit think–tank
and catalyst of change, created to seize the opportunity of today's rapidly evolving market to orchestrate a renaissance for live classical music. At the core of its mission is the need to redesign the symphony orchestra for the 21st century. It aims to bring together the very best business minds from outside the arts world, innovative leaders who have already created revolutions in their own industries, and the world's most astute cultural thinkers to bear on the challenges facing symphony orchestras today.
Join us in creating the renaissance.
We are working hard to assemble the opening salvo and the call to discussion that we hope to launch this Summer. Your engagement will be critical to our success. If you would like to be part of it, please provide your email address below. We will send you a welcome message when the game is afoot.
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