Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Announces New Executive Director .. @OrlandoPhilOrch

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced it has named Paul Helfrich as its new executive director. 

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced it has named Paul Helfrich as its new executive director.

Helfrich comes to Orlando from the Dayton, Ohio where he served as President of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years before leading the merger of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. The Alliance combines ballet, opera, and symphony orchestra into one organization, a first in the nation. At the Alliance, Helfrich held the position of president & CEO for eight years.

In Orlando, Helfrich will work with the Board, staff, and Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to achieve the orchestra’s mission to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the power of live music.

“We are excited to welcome Paul into the Orlando Philharmonic family,” said Dr. Mary Palmer, president of the Board of Directors. “As we prepare for our 28th Season, and the opening of Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, we confidently look forward to Paul’s leadership.”

Helfrich will begin his role as Executive Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2020. Music Director Eric Jacobsen, in his fifth season with the orchestra, will work alongside Helfrich to lead the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Learn more at orlandophil.org.


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Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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