Building Communities with Music – Symposium

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Building Communities with Music – Symposium

Sunday, March 11
5:00 pm

The Seaside Institute
168 Smolian Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459


Join friends and fellows of the Future Symphony Institute in beautiful Seaside, Florida, this winter for company, conversation, and concert.


Léon Krier, urban planner
David M. Schwarz, architect
Duncan Stroik, architect
Andrew Balio, orchestral musician

This will be a gathering at the crossroads of urban planning, architecture, and music to discuss the ways that music and architecture relate to community and to each other – and what that should mean both to orchestras and to community leaders and planners.

Conversation will focus on:

  The role of live classical music in our communities,

  The vision of a new renaissance for classical music,

  What classical music needs to learn from New Urbanism

    and its successful renewal of urban community,

  Considerations for the concert halls of the st century,

  The quiet revolution in concert hall design, and

  The next generation of concert hall architects,

    featuring the work of students in Duncan Stroik’s Notre Dame studio

Plan to join us for a well-deserved spring break in Seaside, Florida, described by Time magazine as “the most astonishing design achievement of its era and, one might hope, the most influential.” Seaside itself – and nearby Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach – will be an important part of our discussion, and we will leave you ample time to explore and be inspired.

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Enjoy a spring getaway at Alys Beach, the premier luxury resort town on Florida's Gulf Coast. Alys Beach is a unique New Urbanist community that combines stunning architecture with the gracious character of courtyard living. Guests can tailor their vacation to include the finest culinary talents in the region, distinctive shopping choices, outdoor activities on an exclusive beach, winding nature trails, and a state of the art wellness center. The utmost in beauty and luxury awaits.