Orchestras Grapple with Existential Questions

“Today, 85 percent of American orchestra players are Caucasian; 8 percent are Asian, a growing number, and less than 2 percent are African American. And that’s not even counting the audiences. How do you broaden this music’s appeal? Should you even try?”

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ARTICLE CITATION
Anne Midgette, “Desperately Seeking Relevance, Orchestras Grapple with Existential Questions,” The Washington Post, June 13, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/our-institutions-existence-are-being-questioned-and-that-now-includes-orchestras/2016/06/13/dbbbf086-3051-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE
Sophie Lewis, “League of American Orchestras Confronts Questions of Diversity and Relevance,” Nonprofit Quarterly, June 20, 2016, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/06/20/league-of-american-orchestras-confronts-questions-of-diversity-and-relevance/

Jeanne Allen, “Orchestras Face Connection Between Diversity and Relevance,” Nonprofit Quarterly, June 14, 2016, https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/06/14/orchestras-face-connection-between-diversity-and-relevance/

Tim Smith, “In Baltimore, the Largely White Orchestra World Talks Diversity,” The Baltimore Sun, June 8, 2016, http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/artsmash/bs-ae-orchestra-conference-20160608-story.html