We are excited to present today’s inspiring conversation with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Pops CEO and President, Jonathan Martin! We also share some highlights with you today from a soon-to-be-released musical suite based of the music of the Beach Boys and co-written by Sam Hyken, Jason Matthews, Aaron Lebos, and Armando Lopez. Be sure to check out the snippets at the beginning, and stick around for exclusive preview at the end!
This wide-ranging conversation covers arts leadership in a whole new world, how staying curious and constant learning are essential, and that through digital concerts and relevantly-curated programs we can create unique intimacy through digital presentations that can take us places we have never been before.
While never losing sight of how the first and main mission of an orchestra is to serve its community, Jonathan expresses how making music should never, in any way, be disconnected from the pulse of its hometown, or provided solely for the elite. There is a cohesive quality to music, and through its universality we can create magic, inclusion, and inspiration, both in the concert hall and in our communities. Finally, as the title suggests, Jonathan emphasizes that now, more than ever, we must DARE TO FAIL, and that finding new pathways forward for orchestral institutions will cause some growing pains along the way.
We are honored to share Jonathan’s wisdom, love of music and artists, and vast experience in our field, as well as his pathway to personal truth and success and the important lessons he has learned along the way.