Plano Symphony in Texas names Robert Reed executive director, effective March 1

Posted on: December 14, 2015

“There will soon be someone else leading the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Robert Reed, named the orchestra’s new executive director, will begin duties March 1,” writes Haley Rogers on Saturday (12/12) in the Plano Start Courier (Texas). Current Executive Director Debbie Watson will be stepping down. Reed “serves as executive director of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and is ready to call Plano his home. ‘I look forward to the opportunities Plano has to offer,’ he said…Reed knew in fourth grade at a Louisville Orchestra concert that he would pursue a career in music.… ‘I did not know that I wanted to be an administrator, but I definitely knew I had to pursue music.’ ” A 1990 alumnus of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship program, Reed worked at the Tulsa Philharmonic and the Mississippi, San Francisco, and Tucson symphonies before assuming his post at the Corpus Christi Symphony five years ago. “ ‘He will be a great addition to the city of Plano,’ [PSO Board President Raj] Menon said. ‘I am hopeful that he will help us grow the Plano Symphony Orchestra and help the organization get more recognition for being a true community asset.’ ”

Posted December 14, 2015