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What is the Future of Live Classical Music in our Communities?


To learn more about the need for music in every community, join UST for talk and recital by Andrew Balio, the founder of the Future Symphony Institute, on March 31. Balio was a close associate of the late Sir Roger Scruton, who was one of the greatest advocates of classical music.

Andrew Balio Andrew Balio, founder of the Future Symphony Institute, principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony, and professor of Music at the Catholic University of America, will give a talk and perform in a trumpet and organ recital on Friday, March 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The talk and recital, in Anderson Lecture Hall at 3913 Yoakum Blvd., are free and open to the public.

Balio, a close associate of the late Sir Roger Scruton, will talk on "Classical Music in the Philosophy of Roger Scruton."

Following the lecture, at 7:30 p.m., is a recital titled “‘Soli Deo Gloria’ Music of J.S. Bach set for Trumpet and Organ," performed by Balio on trumpet and Yuri McCoy on the organ in the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum Blvd.

UST’s School of Arts & Sciences and Crossroads Cultural Center Houston are co-sponsors of this event.

Andrew Balio's Career

Balio is active as a teacher, performer, committee member, and avid student of business, philosophy, and the challenges of our modern culture. During his career, Balio served as principal of the Oslo Philharmonic during its 14/15 season. He is the former principal of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México. 

His interest in orchestral affairs and challenges began when he was a music student, renting a room from the Boston Symphony's long-time chair of the Players' Committee. He therefore gained a unique and candid vantage point from which to consider the inner workings of a highly successful organization. In Baltimore, he served on various orchestral committees before formulating his first strategic plan for the organization, "Repositioning the BSO," in 2003, collaborating with Robin-Marie Williams, strategic planner for NASA and the Department of Defense. 

His years of watching, studying, and seeking out the experts culminated with his founding the Future Symphony Institute. 

Still formulating, Balio plans to present a new value strategy for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and continues his ongoing efforts to change the patron experience fundamentally.