Nemeroff looks forward to first year as Brevard Symphony board chair

Posted on: August 20, 2012

 

“A line of framed posters from past Brevard Symphony Orchestra seasons lean against a wall in the office of Brian Nemeroff, a partner at the CPA firm Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam,” writes Pam Harbaugh in Sunday’s (8/19) Florida Today (Brevard County). “This year, his place is not just in his spacious corner office … but also at the helm of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s board of directors, where he was recently installed as its new chairman. Nemeroff, a gentle man with a warm smile, considers that new opportunity. ‘I love the symphony,’ he says. ‘How could you not?’ … His love of symphonic music is relatively new. The only instrument he’s played was the recorder in the third grade. He wasn’t educated in classical music nor was he introduced to it as a child. In fact, his first symphony concert was at the King Center (in Melbourne, Fla.). The BSO was playing. From then, he says, his excitement over the BSO has grown steadily…. It’s important, Nemeroff says, for the artists and the board of directors to work in concert, if you will, to stay within the parameters of the budget and still deliver quality product. Having the guest artists and the most complicated music requires more musicians and more rehearsals. ‘All that costs money,’ he says. ‘All that is based on ticket sales, corporate giving and fundraising.’ He expects last season’s budget of about $800,000 to remain more or less the same.”

Posted August 20, 2012