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Anthony Woodcock: Managing American Orchestras

Anthony Woodcock: Managing American Orchestrasplaybutton
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Helen Smith interviews Anthony Woodcock, president of the New England Conservatory and former orchestra manager in the United States and England. He shares with us his inside knowledge of orchestra management, and introduces us to the “Animateur” concept.

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Greg Sandow interviews James Undercofler

Greg Sandow interviews James Undercoflerplaybutton
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President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, James Undercofler is interviewed by Greg Sandow. This early 2007 interview gives inside access to some of the innovative ideas and projects, as well as Undercofler’s view on the increasing role of musicians within the orchestra as an organization.

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Dr. Ralph P. Locke: Social Responsibility of the Musicologist, and his new translation of an essay by Franz Liszt

Dr. Ralph P. Locke: Social Responsibility of the Musicologist, and his new translation of an essay by Franz Lisztplaybutton
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Greg Sandow interviews Dr. Ralph P. Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music, regarding his research on Franz Liszt, his translation of one of Liszt’s essay that he wrote at the age of 23, and his thoughts on the relevance and importance of musicology for the current music environment.

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American Horn Quartet: Having Your Own Ensemble / Performance Opportunities in Europe

American Horn Quartet: Having Your Own Ensemble / Performance Opportunities in Europeplaybutton
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Established in 1982 by four Americans who perform in well-known European orchestras, the American Horn Quartet enjoys ever increasing popularity in the brass chamber music world. Its members have won numerous prizes as soloists at international competitions in Europe and North America.

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Tina Ward in conversation with Greg Sandow

Tina Ward in conversation with Greg Sandowplaybutton
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Tina Ward, clarinetist with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra, met with Greg Sandow to share her research and experiences regarding orchestral culture change.

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Henry Fogel in conversation with Greg Sandow

Henry Fogel in conversation with Greg Sandowplaybutton
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Henry Fogel, former President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, met with Greg Sandow shortly before the League’s 2007 National Conference to share his thoughts on the profession and the League’s new developments.

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Drew McManus in conversation with Jim Undercofler

Drew McManus in conversation with Jim Undercoflerplaybutton
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Jim Undercofler, now President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra speaks with Drew McManus, author of the Adaptistration blog, about his thoughts on the major issues affecting orchestral management today.

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Andreas Delfs in conversation with Robert Levine

Andreas Delfs in conversation with Robert Levineplaybutton
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Andreas Delfs, Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, met with Robert Levine, Principal Violist of the MSO and Senior Editor of Polyphonic.org, and shared his views of life with the MSO, along with the influences and inspirations for his conducting.

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Robert Wagner in conversation with Greg Sandow

Robert Wagner in conversation with Greg Sandowplaybutton
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Robert Wagner, Principal Bassoon with the New Jersey Symphony, met with Greg Sandow to talk about the wide variety of his roles, and resulting perspectives, as player and “animateur” in the New Jersey Symphony, board member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, and his research into self-governing European orchestras.

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Nathan Kahn in conversation with Greg Sandow

Nathan Kahn in conversation with Greg Sandowplaybutton
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Nathan Kahn, Symphonic Services Division Negotiator with the American Federation of Musicians, met with Greg Sandow to talk about the wide variety of roles and services which he and the organization perform for orchestras.

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Robert Levine in conversation with Greg Sandow

Robert Levine in conversation with Greg Sandowplaybutton
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Robert Levine, Principal Viola of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, President of the Milwaukee Musicians Association, Chairman Emeritus of ICSOM, and member of the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra League, met with Greg Sandow at the American Federation of Musicians. In the fourth of this unique series of video interviews, Robert talks about the impact on the profession of the Internet Agreement and iTunes, and looks at changes in the profession from the varied perspectives offered by his many roles.

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Laura Brownell discusses the activities and rights of orchestral musicians

Laura Brownell discusses the activities and rights of orchestral musiciansplaybutton
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Laura Brownell, Director of Symphonic Services for the American Federation of Musicians, met with Greg Sandow at the Eastman School of Music. In the third of this unique series of video interviews, Laura talks about her background and work, explains the history behind some of the negotiations and settlements with which she has been involved, and discusses many of the positive new developments regarding relationships between players and management. Originally appeared at polyphonic in 2006.

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