Springfield Symphony taps Paul Lambert as interim executive director

Posted on: January 11, 2022

“The Springfield Symphony Orchestra board announced the hiring of Paul Lambert, former vice president of Enshrinement Services & Community Engagement at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as interim executive director of the SSO,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (1/10) BusinessWest (Springfield, MA). “Lambert succeeds interim Executive Director John Anz…. Lambert will start in the position immediately. Lambert’s professional experience includes nearly 20 years with the [Springfield-based] Basketball Hall of Fame…. Prior to the Hall of Fame, Lambert served as director of Event Production for the National Basketball Assoc. … Before working in the basketball industry, Lambert enjoyed a career in professional theater, including his roles as general manager of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis for seven years and as executive director of the Westport (Conn.) Country Playhouse. He also served as a production stage manager.” Lambert said, “As a longtime subscriber, I am aware of the significant challenges facing the SSO today. When the board approached me with this opportunity, my first thought was, ‘how can I help?’ Through good faith and creative problem solving, I look forward to the return of wonderful, live symphonic music to the stage at Symphony Hall.”