The NSO welcomes new CEO and launches the NSO 2016-17 Season!

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The NSO welcomes new CEO, Hugh Donnan, and launches 2016-17 Season – Feel the Heartbeat!

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) this week announced the arrival of new CEO, Hugh Donnan as it prepares to launch an exciting season of concerts and events featuring local
and world class artists performing a diverse array of classical, modern and other works. “I am honoured to be joining the NSO as we embark on the 2016 – 17 season. The program this
year really does offer something for everyone with works by Brahms and Beethoven, a special concert of remembrance featuring the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band and the Philharmonic
Choir, and our annual Messiah and Big Band Shows. I look forward to working with the entire NSO family as we continue to expand our programming and offer a great entertainment
experience for the whole family” said Hugh Donnan, CEO, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

Hugh joins the NSO following five years in senior communications roles with the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government, and twelve years previous to that in marketing
and management positions with Stratos (now Inmarsat).

“I am very pleased to have Hugh aboard as our new CEO. Hugh brings great experience in communications and management to the role, and is very familiar with the artistic community in
this province. As we begin the new season I will be looking forward to working with him, ensuring the growth of our organization and bringing exciting orchestral repertoire to new
and faithful audiences alike.” said Marc David, Music Director

This weekend also marks the beginning of the 2016 – 17 season, with the Masterworks 1 concert taking place this Friday, September 23 beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre in St.
John’s. Soloist for the evening will be pianist Scott MacIsaac performing works by Taylor, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

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