Louisville Orchestra names Graham Parker as interim executive director

Posted on: November 3, 2021

“The Louisville Orchestra board of directors has appointed Graham Parker as interim executive director,” writes David A. Mann in Tuesday’s (11/2) Louisville Business First (KY). “Parker comes to Louisville from his recently concluded tenure as president of Decca Records, US, at Universal Music Group. Prior to joining Universal, Parker was general manager of New York City’s WQXR-FM and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and a senior vice president of New York Public Radio. His extensive background in orchestra management included positions as executive director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and production and marketing positions with the New York Philharmonic, the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic…. Parker’s work at Decca … included the release of the Louisville Orchestra’s 2016 album ‘All In’ featuring [Music Director Teddy] Abrams’s composition ‘Unified Field,’ and a selection of songs performed by Storm Large.… Parker holds a bachelor’s degree from Oxford Brookes University. He started his musical training on flute and piano, eventually taking up conducting when he arrived at college. He conducted the Oxford Brookes Choir and Orchestra and also was the music director of Oxford Brookes’s only production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1992.”