Anna Kuwabara appointed Albany Symphony’s executive director

Posted on: May 19, 2017

“The Albany Symphony announced Friday morning that Anna Kuwabara, currently vice president for orchestra operations and facilities at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed executive director,” writes Amy Biancolli in Friday’s (5/19) Times Union (Albany, N.Y.). “The appointment, which takes effect July 3, will end more than two years without an executive director [at the Albany Symphony]. The last, Lawrence J. Fried, left in early 2015…. In a statement, music director and conductor David Alan Miller praised Kuwabara’s ‘experience and her keen intelligence.’ Kuwabara, in turn, said she had been struck over the years ‘by the creativity and innovation’ of the Symphony and Miller and by local audiences who ‘are willing to be curious and open to what is new and different.’ Besides her work with the St. Louis Symphony, Kuwabara has also held administrative positions at the Harvard Business School, the Longy School of Music and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted May 19, 2017

Large photo: The Albany Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Alan Miller. Inset photo: Anna Kuwabara