Conductor Gil Rose’s dynamic performances and many recordings have garnered international critical praise. In 1996, he founded the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the foremost professional orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing and recording symphonic music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Under his leadership, BMOP earned 15 ASCAP awards for adventurous programming as well as the John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music. In 2010, Rose was appointed Opera Boston’s first artistic director and during his tenure, he also served as the artistic director of Opera Unlimited, a contemporary opera festival which he also founded. In 2012, he assumed the position of artistic director of Monadnock Music, which since 1966 has brought classical music of all periods, styles, and genres to the Monadnock Highlands of New Hampshire.
Rose maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor on both the opera and symphonic world. He has led the American Composers Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, and the National Orchestra of Porto, and he has made several appearances with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. An active recording artist, his work has appeared on year-end “best of” lists of the New York Times, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, NPR, and others. He is a three-time Grammy Award nominee. Rose was a Center management panelist in 2010.
Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”
An employee of the Chicago History Museum since 1982, Russell Lewis currently holds the position of executive vice president and chief historian.
Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.
The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.
In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”
Yoshitomi, chief knowledge officer of MeaningMatters, LLC, responds to a few questions around “Pro-Am” and how cultural organizations engage with their communities and potential audiences.
For the sixth program of the “Schmart World” series, AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball presents ESP TV: Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance from AUX.
The Center has awarded $500,000 to Opera Philadelphia, to strengthen the organization’s efforts to respond to the changing nature of its audiences and develop new programs.
AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James will moderate a conversation between Philadelphia-based artists Salem Collo-Julin and Maria Dumlao.
The Preservation Alliance promotes the importance and appropriate use of historic buildings and landscapes in the Philadelphia region.
The Curtis Institute of Music is offering a new independent study course to its students, designed to aid gifted young musicians in creating innovative approaches to classical music performance.
Trevor Carlson was named a trustee of the Merce Cunningham Trust in May 2011. He began working at the Cunningham Dance Foundation in 1998 and became executive director in 2005.