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Flagstaff Symphony Association Announces New Executive Director

By May 8, 2019 June 26th, 2019 No Comments

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (May 8, 2019) – The Flagstaff Symphony Association has appointed Col. Larry H. Lang as its new Executive Director.

Col. Lang received his Master of Science in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire.  He possesses twenty-five years of executive artistic management and leadership experience that is international in scope, with career success leading large, thriving performing arts organizations, and a strong record of creating and presenting innovative programs and productions in both professional and educational settings.

Col. Lang recently completed a distinguished career leading U.S. Air Force music organizations around the world, culminating as the Commander and Artistic Director of The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. During his tenure in Washington, he led the operations of 184 professional musicians and support staff, presenting more than 225 events each year to audiences of 200,000 with additional reach to 2 million via broadcasts, recordings, and social media.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Larry and his wife Donna to the FSO and the Flagstaff community,” says Board President, Ann Johnson.  “He brings an incredible skill set and will be such an asset to our organization.” “I’m very excited to join the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as Executive Director” says Col. Lang. “The FSO has a wonderful legacy of musical excellence and positive community outreach, and I’m eager to get started as their spectacular 70th Anniversary Season begins!”

Col. Lang will start at the Symphony on June 3rd.

The mission of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of more than 60 musicians that annually reaches an audience of more than 14,000. Now finishing its 69th season, it is the largest and most active nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.