"I'm thrilled to have joined an organization with such powerful assets, at a time in its history where the trajectory is distinctly upward! Brody wrote in a note to the organization's supporters last week. "Those assets include the exceptional Music Director Alasdair Neale, whom I've known for many years, and with whom I'm very much looking forward to partnering; a knowledgeable, dedicated, and talented staff; a devoted Board; and allies and good friends throughout Marin County. With a splashy 2016-17 season just around the corner, and exciting future plans percolating, the opportunity to lead the Marin Symphony into a period of growth and new accomplishment is both an honor and a joy."
Brody, who joined Marin Symphony with 15 years of executive experience in the performing arts – most recently as executive director of San Francisco-based Opera Parallel – is also a professional flutist and a lecturer in Music at UC Davis.
Established in 1952, the Marin Symphony Association is one of the oldest and largest cultural organizations in Marin. It includes approximately 85 musicians and calls the historic Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium its home. Since 1954, the organization has supported a variety of youth programs, which today include the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Crescendo and Overture Ensembles and a growing musical outreach program at local schools.
Each year, the Marin Symphony presents up to five pairs of classical concerts from October through May. Additional specialty concerts include events such as the Holiday Concerts by Candlelight, the Holiday Pops Concert and Prelude Recitals and, since 2013, the popular Waterfront Pops at the Marin Center Lagoon. This year the January Masterworks will feature world-renowned violinist Midori.