The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has announced a staff reorganization, merging its artistic/operations department with education and community engagement under the new heading of “Orchestra Activities.” Dr. Christy Havens, the VSO’s director of education and community engagement since July 2015, now serves as Director of Orchestra Activities and will be responsible for all the orchestra’s work in the community, onstage and off. She will oversee production and operations functions, including orchestra personnel and library, and education and community engagement. The changes are a result of the VSO’s recent strategic planning process, with the aim of enhancing the orchestra’s focus on community service. Karen Philion is the orchestra’s president and CEO, and JoAnn Falletta is music director. The VSO performs in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Williamsburg, as well as in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities.
Posted January 5, 2017