For Baton Rouge Symphony, new directions as Eric Marshall settles in as executive director

Posted on: December 4, 2019

“Following an eight-year stint at Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas, Eric Marshall has come to the Capital Region to lead the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as its executive director,” writes Holly Duchmann in Monday’s (12/2) Baton Rouge Business Report (LA). Marshall began his position in Baton Rouge in May. “Marshall plans to expand the appeal of the organization’s programs to a broader audience. In Texas, he previously worked to capture the millennial market and increase ticket sales. He takes the helm just as the organization is navigating two major changes: the renovation of the symphony’s home stage, the River Center Performing Arts Theater, and the anticipated departure of BRSO’s music director, Tim Muffitt. Until the home stage reopens in 2021, the symphony is performing in alternative locations…. Marshall says BRSO will connect with school-age children through 14 school-based music education programs [with] workshops [that] aim to bring music awareness to children through lessons that integrate math, science, English and other subjects…. Marshall says he is … ‘excited about classical music and where it’s going, and the level of musicianship we have here in Baton Rouge is incredible.’ ”

Posted December 4, 2019