New interim leadership at Minnesota’s Mankato Symphony

Posted on: December 9, 2019

“The Mankato Symphony Orchestra has announced its executive director, Hannah Bretz, is stepping down and will be replaced on an interim basis by musician and educator Bethel Balge,” writes Robb Murray in Thursday’s (12/5) Mankato Free Press (Mankato, MN). “Bretz will leave the organization later this month…. Bethel Balge joins the Mankato Symphony Orchestra with breadth of experience as an arts administrator and educator, as well as professional classical musician. In addition to teaching at Bethany Lutheran College and Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Balge is the founding artistic director of the Summit Avenue Music Series and co-artistic director of the ProMusica Minnesota Chamber Music Festival.… As a professional pianist Bethel has performed in Germany, Russia and throughout the United States. ‘As a proud resident of south-central Minnesota, I am excited to work with the exceptional musicians and staff of the Mankato Symphony,’ Balge said.”

Posted December 9, 2019