Nashua Symphony’s name change reflects expanding reach

Posted on: June 18, 2012

In Sunday’s (6/17) Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire), Patrick Meighan writes, “To expand its ticket and audience base and to fill a void left by the demise of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra three years ago, the Nashua Symphony is changing its name and expanding its reach. The orchestra has been renamed Symphony NH, orchestra officials say. The name change reflects a change in the organization’s mission from a local to a statewide symphony, they say. … ‘Really, the name change is aspirational,’ said Eric Valliere, the orchestra’s executive director. ‘It reflects our goal of serving more of the state.’ The symphony orchestra has served Nashua well for more than nine decades, and now hopes to do the same for other parts of New Hampshire, Valliere said. In 2010, the Nashua Symphony performed in Keene, Plymouth and Concord. This November, a performance is planned for Manchester, and a program will be held at the Manchester Community Music School in October. … A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the mayor’s office in City Hall. The new name, as well as a new graphic design of the symphony’s logo, will be unveiled.”

Posted June 18, 2012