Long-time Community Leaders Join Board of Directors as Symphony Charts the Course Toward a Bright Future
PHOENIX (September 19, 2023) – The Phoenix Symphony announced the election of three Directors to the Board, approved during the organization’s board meeting held on September 18, 2023.
Community leaders elected to the Board of Directors include Philip Cowen, Chairman of Decatur Capital Corporation; Leslie Dashew, President of The Human Side of Enterprise, LLC and managing partner of the Aspen Family Business Group, LLC; and Mary Jane Rynd, past President and CEO of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
“We are delighted to welcome these leaders to The Phoenix Symphony’s Board of Directors,” said Adam Goodman, board chair. “Their experience and wisdom will help us to advance our orchestra at an important time in its history. I am optimistic about the future as the Symphony fulfills its mission to provide extraordinary musical experiences that inspire and advance our community.”
President and CEO Peter Kjome spoke about the importance of the election. “The Symphony is incredibly fortunate to have a strong, dedicated group of community leaders on our Board of Directors. Our Board Members are committed to the arts and powerful advocates for the Phoenix Symphony as one of Arizona’s most important cultural assets,” said Kjome. “This season will be one of particular significance for the Symphony, and we are deeply grateful that our Board will be further strengthened with the election of these remarkable leaders.”
The election took place prior to the start of The Phoenix Symphony’s 2023/24 Season, which opens with “The Mighty Carmina Burana” at Symphony Hall Sept. 29 – Oct 1, 2023. Tickets for the Symphony’s 77th Season are available at phoenixsymphony.org.
About The Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony is Arizona’s largest performing arts organization and one of the state’s most important cultural assets. In addition to performing traditional and modern repertoire in the fall and spring in Symphony Hall and around the Valley, its world-class musicians are actively engaged in the community thanks to generous foundation, corporation, and individual support. The Symphony is strengthened by collaborating with renowned guest conductors and artists. The core mission of The Phoenix Symphony is to provide the joy of live music as a catalyst for discovery, knowledge, compassion, and connection. Annually, orchestra members empower more than 120,000 students through education and partnerships and create opportunities for deeper connection for tens of thousands of adults experiencing homelessness, in Alzheimer’s care facilities, in hospitals and in hospice.
To learn more, please visit phoenixsymphony.org