Articles by Kris LeCorgne

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    Innovations in opera take the stage from Philadelphia to Santa Fe

    July 19, 2017 by Kris LeCorgne

    Innovations in opera take the stage from Philadelphia to Santa Fe
    Garrett Sorenson (Woz) and Edward Parks (Steve Jobs). Photo: Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

    2017 is a great year for opera. Now more than ever, this platform, once reserved for the upper echelons of society, is being created in collaboration with communities.

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    What do 189 flutes sound like?

    February 9, 2017 by Kris LeCorgne

    What do 189 flutes sound like?

    Claire Chase rehearses with community flutists. Photo courtesy of The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

    What do you get when you gather 189 community flutists and have them perform a piece mimicking the migration of birds? Honestly, a pretty cool experience. This past week, I was lucky to join The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's presentation of Salvatore Sciarrino's “Cutting the Circle of Sounds,” a Knight Arts Challenge winner.

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    Survey: Most arts orgs don’t have a communications plan

    May 5, 2016 by Kris LeCorgne

    Survey: Most arts orgs don’t have a communications plan
    Above: Communication by Andre Vandal on Flickr. Kris LeCorgne How organizations communicate and exchange information – and their internal capacity to do so – will always be challenges for businesses. Entire fields of study are dedicated to these subjects and they continue to be central focuses for many business leaders seeking to increase productivity in the American workforce. In the world of non-profits, these subjects are even larger points of pain. Non-profits tend to run leaner organizations dedicated to their specific charitable activities. In the arts, this is further hyperbolized as “organizations” can be more loosely structured collectives without formal management or communications procedures. Above all, these groups just want to do “art.”