US orch engages a Chief Artistic Officermain
Ever seen that title before?
It’s the new curatorial role at the Atlanta Symphony, a kind of intellectual hub/artistic administrator.
Here’s what they say in the press release:
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has named noted musicologist, author and artistic innovator Elena Dubinets to its newly created position of Chief Artistic Officer. Dubinets most recently held the position of Vice President of Artistic Planning and Creative Projects at the Seattle Symphony (SSO), where she has served since 2003. Dubinets will begin her new role with the ASO in August 2019.
As a musicologist, Dubinets has published four books and more than one hundred articles in Russian, American and British general and scholarly publications, has presented her work at numerous international scholarly meetings, and has received stipends and fellowships from the NEH and Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland. Her fifth book, entitled “Zagranitsa: Russian Composers Abroad,” a look at historical and sociological aspects of professional musical culture during the “waves” of emigration from Russia and the former USSR from the end of the 19th century to present day, will be released in 2020 by the Indiana University Press.