Colorado’s Longmont Symphony names Catherine Beeson executive director

Posted on: January 12, 2021

“Following the retirement of its longtime executive director, board members with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra announced a new leader at the orchestra’s helm this week,” writes Kelsey Hamon in Saturday’s (1/9) Longmont Times-Call (CO). “Catherine Beeson was appointed executive director Friday…. Beeson will replace Kay W. Lloyd, [who] had announced her retirement from the role on Friday, but … will remain in her position as principal flutist…. Lloyd and Beeson will work together to ensure a smooth transition as the Longmont Symphony Orchestra continues to provide a robust spring and summer season of online music events to the community. Board Chair Carol Minelli said Beeson brings a solid background in nonprofit management, as well as strong orchestral knowledge and experience. ‘She has served in administrative roles, as a musician teaching artist, and as a performer for the Colorado Symphony, Loon Lake Live, Friends of Chamber Music-Denver, and the New York Philharmonic,’ Minelli said in a press release. Beeson said she was ‘thrilled to step into this leadership role at a time when the Longmont community and its symphony orchestra are growing more connected,’ despite the challenge of the pandemic.”