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Westchester/Fairfield County Business Journal Celebrates Diversity
Launched by the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals, the "Celebrating Diversity"
program honors business leaders influencing cultural diversity.
From the nominations, which were received by Westfair from August through October, 40 exceptional "Diversity Champions" were chosen based on their unique accomplishments, community involvement and diversity advocacy. Each of the Champions was nominated in one of five categories.
The Phil's Executive & Artistic Director, Joshua Worby was nominated as a finalist in the "Visionary" category!
All of the finalists will be honored at the "Celebrating Diversity" event on April 4.
See the booklet on all the nominees.
"A lack of diversity in classical music has taken on an industry-wide urgency, but has long been a priority for us. Even with earnest efforts that get instruments into kids' hands, dividends are incremental. We cannot wait years to attract a diverse audience. Our approach is to personify on stage what we hope to see in the audience. Over the past ten seasons, we engaged 27 conductors and soloists of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian backgrounds. Women conductors and composers (similarly underrepresented) appeared in seven of those seasons. Work needs to be done but our efforts are unique among American orchestras."
- Joshua Worby
Learn more about the Philharmonic's diversity efforts >>