Episode 62: When Growing Audiences, Going Too Fast is as Dangerous as Too Slow

Graham Wright, Founder of Opus Affair, discusses the perennial question of how do organizations take care of their established audience while leaving room to create emerging audiences.

Graham WrightGraham Wright is an arts management consultant, classical singer, and founder of Opus Affair—an organization focused on connecting individuals with arts and culture events in their communities. Opus Affair, called a “social behemoth” by the Boston Globe, has over 7,000 individual members in the Boston area and has partnered with arts and culture organizations in Boston and beyond, including Boston Philharmonic, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Baroque, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Athenaeum, Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science Boston, Boston Early Music Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, Odyssey Opera, Michigan Science Center, Portland Bach Experience, and White Snake Projects.
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Episode 52: Performing Arts Centers Make Ready for First Casino in MA

In 2018 the first casino in Massachusetts opens in Springfield. Tina D’Agostino, President of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, joined us last year to discuss what the addition of a casino could mean to the city, its performing arts centers, and their audiences.

Tina DagostinoTina D’Agostino is the President of Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation (SPADC), the non-profit management company that operates CityStage & Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield.

D’Agostino began her career with SPADC in 2001 as Director of Marketing. She became the General Manager of CityStage & Symphony Hall in 2010 and held that position until she was promoted to President of the organization in 2012. Continue reading “Episode 52: Performing Arts Centers Make Ready for First Casino in MA”