The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of KAREEM GEORGE as managing director of community programs. Formerly the orchestra’s director of leadership gifts and planned giving, he will now assume responsibility for the conception and execution of the DSO Neighborhood Initiative Program, community concerts, the chamber music series, in-school performances, new-music performances, and other DSO projects outside Orchestra Hall and the Max M. Fisher Center. Before joining the DSO staff George worked as audience development director at the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, California. He began his orchestra career as a Chicago Symphony Orchestra intern. Following completion of the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management course he was selected for the League’s Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, where he received a year of in-field training with the Detroit and Memphis symphony orchestras and the New York Philharmonic. He graduated from the fellowship program in 2007.
Posted September 13, 2011