Today is Deadline to RSVP for Orchestrating Leadership

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) will host the Orchestrating Leadership event at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. in Denver, CO.  A luncheon will follow the dress rehearsal from 12 to 1:30 p.m. p.m. at Kevin Taylor’s Restaurant at the Opera House.

The event is $35 for members, $45 for non-members.  Attendees can register for the event online at http://www.cwcc.org/Online registration will close at 5 p.m. today.  The premier sponsor for the event is Denver Water.

Since 2003, the CWCC has sponsored Orchestrating Leadership, which includes a “behind the scenes” glimpse of the Colorado Symphony in action with Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop tutoring the recipient of the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship in a private rehearsal.  A luncheon follows the dress rehearsal where guests have the opportunity to interact with Alsop and the recipient.

Alsop founded the Fellowship in 2002 with the vision of creating a program to foster and encourage women studying or training to be orchestral conductors.  The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young women conductors to immerse themselves in the art and business of performing classical music under the leadership of Alsop, the first female music director of a major American orchestra.

Prior to the event, the recipient attends workshops hosted by Chamber business members that will help her move forward in her career.

The 2009 Fellowship recipient is Mihaela Cesa-Goje of Romania.  Cesa-Goje will work with Alsop and other conductors in coaching sessions, rehearsals and concerts throughout the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.  Cesa-Goje will receive feedback from orchestral musicians and community leaders during her weeks with these various orchestras.  She is also slated to conduct the opening work on Oct. 11, 2009 in a subscription concert series with Alsop and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  Cesa-Goje will also receive an honorarium.