Louisiana Philharmonic names Scott Harrison interim executive director

Posted on: August 6, 2020

“Scott Harrison, former executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, is to serve as interim executive director and ‘senior strategic facilitator’ for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,” writes Sarah Shay in Wednesday’s (8/5) Musical America (subscription required). “James Boyd stepped down as CEO in December after eight years with the orchestra and LPO Director of Philanthropy Mimi Kruger stepped in as interim. Presumably she’ll go back to raising funds for the musician-governed orchestra, now in its 29th year as a professional ensemble. Board President Dwight McGhee said Harrison had ‘a plethora of ideas to improve the LPO’ and said that the new man’s ‘leadership style will instill confidence in our community.’… The LPO offers a full 36-week season with more than 100 performances. Harrison is the founding board member of BLUME Haiti, which seeks to strengthen Haiti’s music education ecosystem. Prior to the LPO, he was interim executive director of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra; he’s also onetime VP of advancement and external relations at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.”