Carolyn Keurajian, executive director of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, spoke about their upcoming season during the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg's weekly luncheon. The Symphony, which just changed its name last April from the Williamsburg Symphonia, has aimed since its creation in 1984 to bring high quality musical performances to the Williamsburg area. One of Carolyn and her staff's main goals has been to educate people of all ages, especially children, about music.
A Wyoming native who earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, Keurajian moved to the area from New Jersey, bringing to the organization "an impressive background in education, event management and musical performance," according to a Symphony press release issued at the time of her appointment.
One of the first tasks Keurajian undertook upon becoming executive director was promotion and production of the "Classical Mystery Tour," a tribute to The Beatles with the Symphonia under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Janna Hymes. In January, the Symphony made its international debut at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and vibrant organization and look forward to encouraging people of all ages to experience the joy of attending a Williamsburg Symphony concert," says Carolyn. "In addition to bringing great music to our community, the Symphony plays an important role in encouraging young musicians throughout Williamsburg. One of my goals is to provide Williamsburg area children with an expanded menu of mentoring and learning opportunities."
Keurajian replaced Harry Burton, who served for 10 years and retired at the end of 2012.
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