In a time without public concerts, the Vancouver Recital Society (VRS) is doing its utmost to keep its sense of community and involvement going. Part of this has been a series of provocative conversations posted online between VRS founder Leila Getz and a number of classical artists.
The group also joined very distinguished company in sponsoring a series of new music concerts streamed from Berlin’s renowned Pierre Boulez Saal. Getz also wrote a short piece, How are the Managers Managing?, in the society’s regular online newsletter last month.
The response was unexpected and intense. VRS stakeholders were eager to hear how insiders were coping, and managers worldwide were surprised and delighted by Getz’s salute.
“Over the years we’ve built remarkable and lasting relationships with many artists’ managers in various countries,” she noted. “They too take risks, especially when they sign new artists and invest time and money to help build their careers. They believe in them, nurture them, and plan their courses of career-building very carefully.”