What can innovation and experimentation today mean for orchestras ten years from now? The session “Imagining 2023,” to be held on June 18 at the League of American Orchestras Conference in St. Louis, looks to explore the notion with Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums, a think tank that generates ideas, proposals, reports, and dreams about what museums might be. In SymphonyNOW, Merritt discusses balancing innovation with the tried-and-true, and the expanding role orchestras might play in their communities.

Also new this week, Buffalo Philharmonic leaders talk about what the orchestra’s Spring for Music appearance at Carnegie Hall means for the community, and a new documentary film chronicles the reconstruction of the Holy Trinity Music School in Haiti.

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Posted May 10, 2013