North Carolina ASC’s Provancher campaigns for arts support

Posted on: March 9, 2010

In Friday’s (3/5) Charlotte Observer, Steven Brown writes, “Scott Provancher’s first Arts & Science Council campaign is going down to the wire. A few days ago, with little more than a week left, the donations totaled $5.5 million. The goal: $7.3 million. ‘I was on the phone this afternoon getting a few more pledges,’ ASC president Provancher says a few hours after announcing that tally.” Provancher managed the Rockford Symphony before taking over the Louisville Orchestra at age 27. Provancher is a graduate of the League’s Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, class of 2001. “Last year, as the recession clobbered workers and businesses—and especially banks, in Charlotte—the ASC’s annual campaign suffered the largest year-to-year decline of any in the country. This year’s drive, which ends Friday, simply tries to equal the total from 2009. … Provancher, who took the ASC’s top job in July, is familiar with difficult assignments. At 33, he has packed a lot of experience in the arts world—not all of it easy—into a few years.”

Posted March 9, 2010