Wed, June 16, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced artists and arts organizations to reinvent themselves. And whether you’re an independent artist producing your own online content, or part of a larger arts organization, going virtual has been vital. But how do you do it successfully? The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra can help.
The NSO has faced the challenges of this past year head-on by “reimagining” how they present and deliver concerts to their subscribers and patrons. The result was a series of 16 online concerts that allowed them, for the first time ever, to perform for audiences all over Newfoundland and Labrador – and beyond.
Join the NSO’s Hugh Donnan and Steve Power for an overview of how the NSO transitioned to digital and how artists and arts organizations can put these lessons into practice when producing their own virtual performances and content. They will share stories from their own experience, including:
- What worked and what didn’t
- Pitfalls, missteps and frustrations along the way
- What audiences react to
- The minimum resources required
- What could be done on a smaller scale
- Lessons that can be carried into the next year
- And more
Hugh Donnan is CEO of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since the fall of 2016 following previous roles in the public and private sectors. Hugh is on the board of Shallaway Youth Choir and is a member of Newman Sound Men’s Choir. He also volunteers at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and enjoys woodworking, biking and spending time with his family.
Steve Power is the NSO’s Production/Video Manager. He has been involved in the St. John’s music industry for over 20 years and has performed with a variety of bands and musicians all over the province. When Steve is not onstage, he can often be found behind the scene His love of computers and technology has fueled his interest in everything from lighting and sound to photography and video editing.
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Established as an amateur ensemble in 1962 and incorporated in 1979, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra contributes to the overall quality of life in Newfoundland and Labrador by fostering the live performance of orchestral music. From the early days with just a few professional musicians, the NSO has grown into an 84-member semi-professional orchestra and the largest employer of arts professionals in the province.
Business & Arts NL thanks Cox & Palmer for their extraordinary generosity in sponsoring the 2021 Business Workshops for Artists series. Their support helped us pivot to online platforms and increase the number of workshops offered over the past year ensuring that our programming reaches even more artists and organizations across the province.
Business & Arts NL reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.
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