Kansas City Symphony hires Arts Commission head Crain

Posted on: March 21, 2011

In Thursday’s (3/17) Kansas City Star, Steve Paul writes, “One day after the Kansas Senate saved the state arts commission, its executive director is on the move to a new job. The Kansas City Symphony announced Thursday that Llewellyn Crain, who has led the Kansas Arts Commission since 2006, will become the Symphony’s new development director. She starts the new job on Monday. Crain has worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera and the Kansas State University Foundation. ‘We are thrilled that Llewellyn Crain will be joining the Kansas City Symphony at this exciting and critical time in the artistic growth of our orchestra,’ the Symphony’s board president, Shirley Bush Helzberg, said in a statement. Crain will be the Symphony’s principal fundraiser. The Kansas Senate voted Wednesday to overturn an order by Gov. Sam Brownback to eliminate the arts commission.”

Posted March 21, 2011