BSO Appoints Jack Fishman as Vice President of External Affairs at Strathmore
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has appointed Jack Fishman as its new vice president of external affairs for the BSO at Strathmore, a position he will start on January 2, 2014. Mr. Fishman brings more than 20 years of orchestral and arts management leadership experience to the BSO, most recently serving as president and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony from 2008 through 2012. He has also held leadership roles at the symphony orchestras of Long Beach (Calif.), Amarillo (Texas) and Jacksonville (Fla.). With his extensive experience in fundraising and marketing, Mr. Fishman will lead the BSO's strategy for growth as it seeks to increase its impact and presence in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.
Speaking on Mr. Fishman's appointment, Mr. Meecham commented, "I am thrilled that the BSO has been able to attract a candidate so highly qualified for this essential position at our second home at Strathmore. As the BSO builds towards its centenary season in 2016, we have a superb management team in place to realize the artistic and financial goals of this wonderful orchestra."
"I am so excited to be joining the fabulous Baltimore Symphony Orchestra team," said Mr. Fishman. "The opportunity to work with innovative Maestra Marin Alsop, brilliant BSO musicians, dedicated volunteers and the passionate staff is a dream come true. I look forward to building on the many successes of the BSO at Strathmore and strengthening the symphony's presence in the D.C. metro area. The BSO at Strathmore has great music and important and innovative education programs to offer this community. It will be a labor of love to add to this great legacy."
Since Strathmore's opening in 2005, the BSO has enjoyed much success and expansion at the Music Center. With Mr. Fishman's expertise, the Orchestra looks to expand its fundraising program and ticket sales to further enhance what is already one of D.C.'s largest and most successful concert series. The BSO at Strathmore reaches more than 50,000 patrons over 40 concerts, averaging over 80% capacity.
Jack Fishman, Vice President of External Affairs, BSO at Strathmore: Jack Fishman will begin his position as vice president of external affairs for the BSO at Strathmore on January 2, 2014. Mr. Fishman was president and CEO of the San Antonio Symphony from September 2008 to December 2012. Prior to San Antonio, he was the executive director of the Long Beach Symphony for eight seasons, the Amarillo Symphony for six seasons and orchestra manager of the Jacksonville Symphony for four years.