New Study Reports Case Studies on Orchestra Innovations
(6-11-10) Produced by the League of American Orchestras and funded with grants from MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Fearless Journeys: Innovation in Five American Orchestras is a first-of-its-kind case study about innovation in orchestras. The five stories featured in the book are only a few examples of how the orchestra field is testing important new approaches to administrative/artistic organization, community partnerships, and artistic initiatives. The Conclusion focuses on the factors that have enabled innovation in all five orchestras in the study. This is critical knowledge that orchestras can use. As important, the book serves as hard evidence that, even in these challenging times, the field is taking risks and discovering ways to become increasingly resilient.