Following on the heels of last year’s highly successful Take a Friend to Orchestra initiative, April will be Take a Friend to Orchestra month ‘06 here at Adaptistration…
Take a Friend to Orchestra month will be an opportunity for the people who care the most about classical music to participate in a proactive way; and no, you’re not simply going to get hit up to write a check or make a donation to your local orchestra.
Throughout the month of April, Adaptistration will feature a variety of critics, bloggers, musicians, composers, classical music enthusiasts, and administrators as they write about how average patrons throughout the country can invite friends that do not regularly participate in live music events to a concert.
2006 contributors include:
Jerry Bowles: Publisher& Editor, Sequenza21.com
Marc Geelhoed: Classical Music Writer, Time Out Chicago & author of the blog Deceptively Simple
Timothy Judd: Violinist, Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Giglinto: Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Connie Linsler Valentine: Executive Director, Nashville Chamber Orchestra
Pete Matthews: Classical Music Enthusiast & for profit marketing professional
Joe Patti: Theatre Manager & author of the arts management blog Butts In the Seats
Brian Sacawa: Concert Saxophonist & author of the music blog Sounds Like Now
Alex Shapiro: Composer & author of the blog Notes from the Kelp
Mark your calendars now: things kick off on Monday, April 3rd, 2006.
In the meantime, you can warm up to this year’s event by perusing last year’s contributions. You can also purchase your very own paperback edition of the 2005 Take a Friend to the Orchestra initiative, a collection of all 16 essays including additional material only available in this printed edition.