BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has welcomed its new executive director, Brian Hinrichs, to Bangor. Hinrichs and his family made the move to Bangor from Madison, Wisc. He took the reins of the BSO on June 3.
“From the board of directors to my new neighbors, it seems everyone in Bangor has gone out of their way to make our move as smooth as possible,” said Hinrichs. “I am so thankful for such a warm welcome, and look forward to beginning my work with the BSO and with this exceptional community.”
Hinrichs recently completed a master’s degree at the Bolz Center for Arts Administration in the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison. As part of his studies, he held administrative positions with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Pro Arte Quartet.
Before that, Hinrichs spent three seasons working for Madison Opera, first as the manager of communications and community outreach, and later as the director of marketing. In 2009, he was named one of Madison Magazine’s “32 People You Should Know.”
Before his work in Madison, Hinrichs was the recipient of a Fulbright grant to research the emerging Western classical music scene in Thailand, and his article on orchestra life in Bangkok appeared in Symphony Magazine. His article on Asian-American operas is featured in the current issue of Opera America Magazine. A native of Bay Shore, New York, he is a cellist and completed a bachelor’s degree at Colgate University.
For more information about the upcoming season and the BSO, go to bangorsymphony.org.
The BSO will perform at Kingfield POPS on Saturday, June 29. For more information, please visit kingfieldpops.com. Picnic baskets with discount tickets are available for preorder at Bangor Wine and Cheese Co., 86 Hammond St., Bangor, bangorwine.com.