Alice Sauro named interim director of Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance

Posted on: February 5, 2015

“The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Sacramento Opera have a new leader—and she wants to restart this year’s cancelled season with performances this spring,” writes Mark Anderson in Wednesday’s (2/4) Sacramento Business Journal (California). “ ‘We think that a lot of people have been missing the philharmonic and the opera,’ said Alice Sauro, the newly named interim director of the Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance. The nonprofit operates both Sacramento’s professional orchestra and opera company. Sauro, a concert violinist and veteran arts executive, was named interim director on Jan. 26.… The alliance last year had to cancel its 2014-2015 season because of long-running money woes” and has been without an executive director since February 2014. “Sauro was a musical director of the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. In 2007, she recruited by the Detroit Symphony, and eventually became orchestra manager. She left last year after her husband was transferred to the Bay Area. The new director has met with musicians and with the city of Sacramento, which operates the Sacramento Community Center Theater.… Sauro’s post is interim so she and the board can become familiar with each other.… The board is not currently searching for a permanent director.”

Posted February 5, 2015