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11.1.16

Latest on Forbes: National Symphony Orchestra's New Conductor Ideal—But Audience Quality Has To Match Him


National Symphony Orchestra's New Conductor Ideal -- But Audience Quality Has To Match Him


[It] is good to be ambitious, it is also unhelpful to be deluded. To strive for name recognition above all is a great recipe for orchestral regression… as any big name who might come wouldn’t likely be in it with his heart... Barring unforeseen downturns in chemistry, appointing Noseda might be the NSO’s best shot yet at getting a foothold in musical relevance in Washington and beyond, [but he, in conjunction with the NSO leadership, has to overcome stodgy programming to win an interested, intrigued, active audience.]

The full article on Forbes.com.

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