Parisot to leave Helena Symphony

Posted on: July 29, 2010

In Thursday’s (7/29) Independent Record (Helena, Montana), Marga Lincoln reports, “Helena Symphony Executive Director Tawna Parisot announced her resignation Wednesday, effective July 31. ‘It was a very, very tough decision to make,’ Parisot said. ‘You know when you love something so much. It’s a very, very big job for one person with the other things I have in my life. The position of executive director simply requires an all-encompassing dedication almost every day of the week. Raising three children and my commitment to a family life makes it difficult to be a part of every aspect of the symphony, which is essential for the executive director.’ Although she officially leaves her job at the end of July, Parisot will continue to work on a contract basis with the symphony on several projects. ‘I just want to see some things through,’ she said. Among these are a new ticketing system, a new marketing brochure and a new symphony logo. She’s also working on subscription renewals for the upcoming season, which opens Sept. 18 with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Parisot will serve on the search committee that will hire her replacement. The symphony board is launching a national search for the next director.”

Posted July 29, 2010