Symphony of the Americas Appoints New Executive Director

By: CultureOwl
Symphony of the Americas Appoints New Executive Director

Symphony of the Americas has announced the appointment of Steven Haines as its new Executive Director! He will be working closely with Music Director Pablo Mielgo, the board of directors, and the entire community, to continue Symphony of the Americas’ impact on the region and to bring music back to the community. 

Steven has nearly 30 years of performing arts management experience, having started his career in South Florida with the Boca Pops, Palm Beach Pops and the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. He held key roles with major arts organizations across the country – as President and CEO with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Executive Director of San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, and most recently as CEO of Tucson Symphony Orchestra. 

“I know Steven will lead Symphony of the Americas to new heights,” said Robert M. Roselli, President of the Board of Directors. “One of our top priorities is to reposition the Symphony for a full return to performing while developing a strategy for significant growth. His track record of growth and expansion is exactly what we need.”

“I am delighted to hear that Steven Haines will be returning to South Florida to assume the role of Executive Director of Symphony of the Americas. Mr. Haines’ storied career includes cultural institutions from the world-renowned to the locally cheered. We are fortunate to welcome his expertise into the flourishing arts and cultural family of Fort Lauderdale. Break-a-leg, Steven!” added Mayor Dean J. Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale.

“Steven has worked with some of the leading organizations and artists in the classical and pops field across the country. He is an essential part of Symphony of the Americas’ new growth and direction,” says Pablo Mielgo.

“Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Symphony of the Americas and South Florida,” says Phillip Dunlap, Director of Broward County Cultural Division. “His past work leading cultural institutions in America’s major cultural destinations will be key as we reposition Broward County as a major arts destination.”

One of Haines’ first initiatives is to return The Symphony to live performances this spring at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts BackLot performance space. More information about these performances will be announced very soon, as well as a return to its concert season this fall. 

“I am excited to return to South Florida where my career in the performing arts began. The opportunities for growth of Symphony of the Americas are extraordinary,” states Haines. “I look forward to working with Pablo, the musicians, board and staff, and the entire community. We have a shared vision for expansion, new programs and initiatives, and I am thrilled to return to such a dynamic and diverse arts community. I look forward to reconnecting with the incredible arts and nonprofit community in the region.”

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