Tourangeau “hits the ground running” at Pittsburgh Symphony

Posted on: September 15, 2015

“Listening to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in Heinz Hall was a revelatory experience for Melia Tourangeau,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Sunday’s (9/13) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If all goes as Ms. Tourangeau plans, the PSO as an institution will have a similar effect in the community…. Says Tourangeau, ‘It seems like there’s a real hunger for this orchestra to engage with the community from the [PSO’s] leadership level.’ … Tourangeau … began her PSO tenure in July… She spent time with staff, became familiar with the institution’s finances and processes, and sat down with board members, each of whom she hopes to meet in her first 90 days on the job…. The orchestra is in the process of hiring a new COO, and is expected to replace the top artistic administrator thereafter.… ‘It’s clear that she’s hit the ground running, coming here,’ said Micah Howard, a symphony bassist and chairman of the musicians’ orchestra committee.… In the next year, [Tourangeau] expects to establish clear goals for subscription sales, audience retention, donor numbers and gift sizes.”

Posted September 15, 2015