The future of orchestras depends on the continued evolution of orchestral music as a vibrant art form, relevant to the times we live in and meaningful to diverse audiences and communities. On Wednesday, December 14, the League of American Orchestra will present “We Are What We Play, Part 2: How to Diversify Orchestra Programming,” a webinar that explores the approaches developed by orchestras that are programming new and unfamiliar works. Moderated by Kerrien Suarez, director of Equity in the Center, the 60-minute webinar builds on the “We Are What We Play: Orchestral Repertoire in 2022 and Beyond” session at the League’s 2022 National Conference. In the webinar, representatives from orchestras across the country will share their experiences of building programming, relationships, and partnerships; of learning to engage audiences in the stories surrounding the works; and of overcoming obstacles both within and beyond their own organizations.

The “We Are What We Play, Part 2: How to Diversify Orchestra Programming” webinar takes place on Wednesday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific. The League offers 50% off webinar registrations to staff of NYC arts organizations, thanks to the generosity of the Howard Gilman Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. A recording will be available after the live event. Learn more and register. Questions? Contact League Member Services at

Plus! Read more about these orchestras’ experiences and find strategies for diversifying repertoire in the League’s latest Catalyst Guide, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Artistic Planning.