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Troy Peters

Conductor, YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) in San Antonio

Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra

PRESENTED ON FEB 23, 2016
IN SAN ANTONIO @ VOL 21
"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to people in this town."
 
In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 21st, 2017. 
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iOrchestra

BY SANDRA WING SHAN CHAN
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

iOrchestra is an innovative take on ensemble performance using keyboards, synthesizers and Apple computers to simulate the sound of an acoustic orchestra. Sandra Wing Shan Chan expands on the pros and cons of electric orchestras, and tells us a little about their history.

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Experiments with the Theremin

BY WYNNE PALMER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Wynne Palmer is part of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra. This group explores what can be done with the unique Theremin instrument, including use of new techniques and collaboration with other performers. Wynne gives us a brief history of the instrument, and discusses her desire to incorporate the instrument in her independant art practice. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2014.

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The Orchestra in Transition

BY STEFAN ROSU
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 15, 2014.

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Let' s come together by playing banjo

BY ALLISON BROWN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

A Grammy Award- winning banjo player from Nashville, Tennessee, and former investment banker Allison Brown is waliking us through the history of five string banjo in paintings and photography, its transition from African American slaves music to white Victorian parlors music and female orchestras and moving to the Northeast in the 60's. She is a co-founder of the internationally recognised Compass Records Group.

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BIT20 - Past, Present and Future

BY TRUDE BRUKET
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

The history, activity and future plans of BIT20 - the contemporary orchestra company.

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All About Timing

BY NEIL MIDDLETON
@ VOL 27 ON SEP 14, 2016

There is something amazing about an entire hall filling with the uproar of applause and the silent resonance of music from 100 years ago following.  

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Rethinking Ending Hunger

BY KRISTEN PRICE
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"Dream a bit bigger because being realistic is overrated."

In Rethinking Ending Hunger  at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, World Vision Youth Ambassador Kristen Price shares her discovery of revolutionary intiatives to combat hunger whilst volunteering in Kenya. She invites you to think outside the box and rethink your approach of ending world hunger.

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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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Madison as an Up-and-Coming Music Scene

BY BUZZ KEMPER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.