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The award recognizes Tovey’s long history of leadership in the Canadian orchestral community Bramwell Tovey is the winner of the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2018. Maestro Tovey will receive the award at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s June 30th outdoor concert, the first of three performances at the Olympic Plaza on the Canada Day […]


From OC Calgary 2018: Orchestras and arts organizations are “drowning in data”, but finding the purpose of all of this information is where the real challenge lies. In this session recorded at Orchestras Canada’s 2018 National Conference, Renaud Legoux (Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, HEC Montréal) speaks on what data your organization needs to keep, […]


From OC Calgary 2018: How can orchestras best communicate their needs and issues with funders, government and other organizations? An advocacy panel discussion with moderator Micheline McKay and guest speakers Jean R. Dupré (Orchestre Métropolitain), Allan Northcott (Max Bell Foundation) and Patti Pon (Calgary Arts Development). Recording available on our SoundCloud page.


From OC Calgary 2018: A rousing panel exchange, with speakers bringing an array of perspectives to the room, including Gary Hanson (Toronto Symphony Orchestra), Eddy Bayens (Edmonton Musicians’ Association), Donna Neumann (Windowpane Management Inc.) and Bernard LeBlanc (Symphonic Services, Canadian Federation of Musicians). Recording available on our SoundCloud page.


During our 2018 National Conference, OC consultant Thérèse Boutin presented two sessions that looked into the results of orchestras from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Engage and Sustain funding program. The slide deck from this presentation is available here. The following interview with Thérèse was originally published on May 18th, 2018 in anticipation of her sessions at […]


As part of our 2018 National Conference, Ethnomusicologist Parmela Attariwala and equity arts consultant Soraya Peerbaye presented the findings of their research, conducted on behalf of Orchestras Canada and supported by the Leadership for Change grant program, on Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in the orchestral sector. You can find a recording of this presentation on our SoundCloud page The accompanying […]


As part of our 2018 National Conference, California Symphony executive director Aubrey Bergauer spoke to us about her organization’s learnings from Orchestra X, an ongoing exploration of orchestra leadership in a changing world. This plenary session was sponsored by Symmetrica: Creative Technology Solutions. You can find a recording of this presentation on our SoundCloud page. The accompanying slide […]


From OC Calgary 2018: At this year’s national conference, delegates had the opportunity to break off into smaller groups to more comprehensively discuss the issues facing them in their orchestras and organizations. This recording presents a panel discussion between four Calgary philanthropists who discuss which organizations they do and do not support and why. Moderated by the […]