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TEDxYYC - Sir Nicholas Kenyon - The Arts & The City

Sir Nicholas Kenyon discusses "The Arts & The City" at TEDxYYC 2012.Sir Nicholas Kenyon is the Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, A world-class arts and learning organization, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major artforms including dance, music, film, theatre, visual arts and creative learning. Unique in its vision, architecture and scope, he continues to lead one of London's most important and diverse cultural institutions.He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007.As a music critic he wrote for The New Yorker, The Times and Observer,and was editor of Early Music 1983-92. He was appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3 in 1992, and was responsible for the award-winning seasons Fairest Isle and Sounding the Century. He then oversaw the BBC's programming for the Millennium and ran the BBC's Live Events and TV Classical Music departments.He has continued to write and lecture on the arts, publishing books on Mozart, Simon Rattle, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and early music. He is a board member of the English National Opera and Sage Gateshead, a Trustee of the Dartington Hall Trust and a member of Arts Council England. He also sits on the Cultural Olympiad Board. He was knighted in 2008; he is married with four children and lives in London.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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