After three years of virtual meetings and digital sessions, the orchestra field will reunite in person for the League of American Orchestras’ 2022 National Conference in Los Angeles, June 1-3. Here’s just some of what’s on the slate. The Conference opens with Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and legendary film composer John Williams discussing how the large-ensemble sound of an orchestra uniquely animates storytelling through film. Conference sessions include “A Celebration of Black Composers,” with a performance by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted and curated by Charles Dickerson III; “Beyond COVID-19: Immersed in the Future”; “Climate Change: Orchestrating Sustainability”; and a case study, “Toulmin Women Composer Commission and Successful Composer Residencies,” featuring some of today’s most exciting women composers. The Conference wraps up on June 3 with Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and artistic advisor for education and community engagement of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, sharing his unique perspectives on the importance of connecting with audiences, engaging children in orchestral music, and committing to local communities.

The League’s 2022 Conference is hosted by the Los Angeles Philharmonic In partnership with the Association of California Symphony Orchestras.

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