Following on Joe Horowitz’s essay Lincoln Center Snapshot: Bing, Bernstein, and Balanchine Fifty Years Later and the five responses to his provocation, we’re in El Paso, Texas today for a conversation about artistic leadership in a city literally divided in two – El Paso, Texas on one side of a border fence and Juarez, Mexico on the other side.
The University of Texas, El Paso and the El Paso Symphony are exploring what it means to integrate their work into the community and we’ll be hosting a conversation at UTEP. Joe Horowitz will speak about his essay, UTEP professor Frank Candaleria will talk about the El Paso project, South Dakota Symphony music director David Gier will talk about a project his orchestra is doing with the Lakota Indian Tribe, and we’ll end with an open discussion with UTEP students. It should take about 90 minutes, and we’ll be streaming and archiving the proceedings. You’ll find the livestream here.