Think you know Joan? Revolutionary, saint, heretic, mystic, military commander—we all think we know Joan of Arc, but the truth is, historical details seem to conflict. The Baltimore Symphony took advantage of this mystery in promoting its recent performances of Honegger’s rarely heard multi-disciplinary work Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher. Robert Sandla hears from the BSO’s marketing and public relations teams about the orchestra’s “Who Is Joan?” campaign.

Also new this week, a musical flashmob in Rome bids arrivaderci to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Handel-style.

SymphonyNOW is the League’s new, online-only publication that provides timely stories about orchestras on a weekly basis. You’ll find SymphonyNOW just to the right-hand side here on the Hub homepage.


Posted November 23, 2011