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Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 19, 2014 01:39 PM EDT

The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15. Australian-born, Byrne is a Fulbright scholar who matriculated through Columbia University for his doctorate in music. The leadership role comes after his ten years with Carnegie Hall, eight of which were spent as Director of Festivals and Special Projects.

President and CEO Cynthia Elliott said, "Andrew's expansive approach to programming and ability to identify unique connections between programs and artists are an excellent match for Symphony Space...Under Andrew's artistic leadership, we will be well poised to continue growing audiences and programs while making a significant contribution to the artistic life of New York City and beyond."

Byrne, too, was excited about his upcoming role, saying, "It is an honor to be joining the leadership team at Symphony Space. I look forward to developing engaging and innovative programs that build on Symphony Space's legacy of great artistry and inclusiveness."

"It's a rare opportunity to work for an institution that has such a deep history with the local community, a strong reputation within national arts scene, and both a dedicated tri-state audience for its live performances and a significant national reach to audiences around the country through the radio broadcasts and podcast downloads of Selected Shorts," he continued.

And for more than 36 years, of course, Symphony Space has produced and presented programs such as Selected Shorts and Wall to Wall free music marathons.

Classicalite welcomes you, Mr. Bryne, to the Symphony Space family.

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