Chang Exchanges Solo For Recital In Detroit

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) issued a press release, late in the afternoon of Thursday, 10/7/2010 to announce they “will host violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Robert Koenig on Orchestra Hall stage on Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in a special recital…” Chang was scheduled to appear with the DSO this weekend as the soloist for Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 but those concerts were cancelled due to the musicians’ strike. UPDATE: 10/8/2010, 1:28pm CT, public reaction…

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What You Should Be Reading About Groupon

Ever since my article about Joffrey Ballet’s Groupon success, there has been a good bit of discussion about the topic throughout the culture blogosphere. Tara George over at Technology in the Arts did some fascinating Q&A about Groupon with arts groups, Chad Bauman at Arts Marketing poked a few holes in the Groupon strategy, and Joe Patti over at Butts In Seats saw the forest for the trees…

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Detroit Press Conference

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced that it will conduct a press conference today, Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10:30am ET. According to a press release, the purpose of the event is “to provide an update on the status of upcoming concerts and patron services.” What makes this a little bit different is they plan on broadcast the event live, via webcast at their website. UPDATE: my notes from the webcast are now available…

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Strike Day +1

The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) officially went on strike yesterday and the event was covered in all of the local traditional media outlets. Among those, Mark Stryker at the Detroit Free Press published what has to be one of the most useful articles about the dynamic impact of work stoppages I’ve ever seen. It focuses on the very same topic we examined here last week: trust…

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Calling All Marketing And Web Managers

The 2010 Orchestra Website Review survey notices went out via email today but we all know that email is not the most reliable form of communication. As such, I need your help to make sure everyone included in the review has an opportunity to complete the survey. If you work in your orchestra’s marketing or web/IT department, check to make sure your orchestra is completing the survey…

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