In Saturday’s (7/26) Hamlet Hub (Ridgefield, Connecticut), Megan Carey speaks with Larry Kopp, new executive director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. “Charismatic, well-rounded, and talented are just a few words to describe Larry Kopp. The RSO is the 5th orchestra Kopp has directed. He says he … is ‘thrilled’ by the way the small, tight-knit community of Ridgefield has embraced the symphony. Kopp plans on continuing the RSO school programs (The RSO Goes to School). ‘Bringing the RSO to the schools has been a great program that reaches out to the younger, developing minds of this town,’ says Kopp…. Kopp was first introduced to music in 5th grade when he began to play the trombone. Since then, he began to play with more professional orchestras and eventually found himself serving in the United States Army, as a paratrooper. This background, he feels, gives him the tools to continue to make a success out of the RSO. ‘If you get them in their seats, they’re hooked,’ Kopp said.” The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 50th season in 2014-15. Kopp’s appointment as executive director follows the retirement of Gina Wilson earlier this year.
Posted July 29, 2014