Philharmonic Society of Orange County names Tommy Phillips as head

Posted on: September 20, 2018

“The Philharmonic Society of Orange County … has a new president and artistic director: Tommy Phillips, whose most recent post in a 15-year arts management career was director of artistic planning at the San Diego Symphony,” writes Paul Hodgins in Monday’s (9/17) Orange County Register. “Phillips,34, replaces John Mangum, who left … in April to become executive director of the Houston Symphony…. The 64-year-old Philharmonic Society … presents soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts…. Phillips assumes his new role on Oct. 1…. Phillips has also worked at the San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Pacific Symphony and Mainly Mozart Festival, among others…. In San Diego, Phillips was in charge of strategy and implementation for all artistic programs…. He also developed and produced large-scale multi-media concerts. In addition, Phillips is the co-founder of Black Cats Production Company, which arranges for Chinese and American musicians to perform in each other’s countries…. Raised in San Diego, Phillips attended UC Santa Barbara, earning his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. Phillips also has a master’s degree in Trombone Performance and Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory.”

Posted September 20, 2018