Who’s Who in the Industry – Panel Discussion March 29, 2015
PANEL OF PRESENTERS, MANAGERS, JOURNALISTS and PUBLICISTS FIELDS QUESTIONS
Moderator: Alexa Petrenko
Location: CSI Annex, 720 BATHURST STREET
Date: MARCH 29, 2015
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
THE IRCPA OFFERS THIS FORUM FOR ARTISTS TO SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH EXECUTIVES WHOSE DECISIONS SHAPE TORONTO’S MUSICAL SEASONS. FIND OUT HOW AND WHY THOSE DECISIONS ARE MADE.
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Artists and support personnel involved in opera, classical, jazz and other music fields are invited to learn from and interact with leaders in the business, at the IRCPA’s Who’s Who in the Industry panel, Sunday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. at the Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street (south of Bloor). The cost is $20 for IRCPA members, $25 for non-members.
In collaboration with The WholeNote Magazine, and moderated by broadcast personality Alexa Petrenko, this high-voltage session will examine the challenges and advantages of the present day, through the perspectives of music presenters, managers, performers, journalists, publicists and more – to date including Chris Lorway, director of programming for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall; Jose Ortega, Lula Lounge; conductor/presenter Boris Brott; journalist/composer Michael Vincent (Musical Toronto); David Perlman, editor-in-chief, The WholeNote Magazine; publicists Jane Harbury and Linda Litwack; and artist managers Annick Carriere of Station Bleue, Montreal, and Robert Missen of Bobolink Agency. Toronto.
This panel could be crucial for both emerging and established artists, administrators, and the general public to understand who’s who in the industry and how or why they make decisions, which are vital to artists’ careers and future audiences.
There’s more to come April 10-12. The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists will also present Hot Topic Workshops April 10-12 at the Paintbox Bistro, Canadian Music Centre and JAZZ.FM91. The topics have been requested through focus groups and round-table discussions, and reflect a vital need in the musical community.
These March and April programs are made possible, in part, by the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, WholeNote Media Inc., the Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Opera Company, Jazz.FM91, Mirvish Productions, Paintbox Bistro, the SOCAN Foundation and private donations.
The IRCPA also provides year-round services to artists on request, including round-table discussions, research, feedback auditions, mentoring sessions and consultations.
Founded and led by award-winning artist manager Ann Summers Dossena, the IRCPA aims to “turn potential into accomplishment”. Charitable donations to these programs can be made through www.Canadahelps.org. Travel miles can be donated to bring up international panelists, through the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program.