FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES RICHARD LANE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA (October 6, 2016) – The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra announces that Richard R. Lane will assume the position of Executive Director on November 1, 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Lane to Flagstaff as the FSO enters its 67th year,” says Helen Hudgens Ferrell, Board President of the Flagstaff Symphony Association.” He brings great enthusiasm for classical music as well as a breadth of experience in managing nonprofit organizations.”
Arriving from Salt Lake City, Lane has served for 25 years in senior management positions for performing arts organizations. He was Major Gifts Officer with the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, Interim Executive Director of the Santa Fe Concert Association, Development Director for the Finger Lakes Museum of Culture & Natural History, Managing Director of the Tulsa Ballet, Company/Tour Manager for Ballet West, and Operations Manager for Miami City Ballet. He has also been a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Art, Utah Arts Council, and Texas Commission on the Arts.
This season, Symphonic Fan-Fare, is an “audition season” for a new Music Director for the FSO. The October 21st concert will be the first in a series of four Masterworks concerts conducted by candidates auditioning for the Music Director position.
Lane fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Christopher Barton, who departed in July to become Executive Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando, FL.
ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The mission of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. About to begin its 67th season, it is the largest and most active non-profit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.