Until now, OAE tours to the USA have always been virtual for me, experienced through reviews, player blogs and the accounts of staff and players. However last week I was fortunate enough to hear the OAE in New York first hand.Read More
Here’s a selection of pictures from our recent trip to New York – all photos by our Projects Officer, Megan Russell.Read More
I love my job at the OAE – but I have what is probably considered by most of the Orchestra as the most boring job of all. I spend my time writing funding applications and reports, grappling with budgets and dealing with outcomes, demographics, providing evidence etc.
None of this is considered exciting blog material by other people – so I’ve never been let loose on the OAE blog before. But for the first time, here I am writing a blog about my time in New York with the OAE.
You might think that New York is about as far away from fundraising applications and report as you can get. Except that the reason I get to go to America is central to my job. Not only do we have a big American benefit dinner (at Times Square no less!), but we have US foundation contacts, donors and prospects attending the Orchestra’s two Lincoln Center concerts.
Arriving in the US (for my first time ever!) with the Orchestra, I have a short while to get my bearings before having to rustle up a 10 seater taxi come limo to whisk me and members of the Orchestra off to Thomson Reuters’ building at Times Square. There we join my colleagues Duke and Claire and members of the Orchestra have been rehearsing and setting up our first American benefit.Read More