Symphonic music fans in Central New York will see a new Managing Director at the helm of Symphoria in about a month.
The organization hired Catherine Underhill, who’s been Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts for the past 11 years. Underhill, who has 30 years of arts organization management after a Harvard degree in public administration, starts September 1, 2013.
Underhill says she hopes to ensure symphonic music stays vibrant in the Syracuse area:
Arts and Crafts Show vendors had to batten down their hatches a few times over the weekend, but that didn't keep patrons away entirely. WAER's Hannah Warren caught some of the shoppers in the act, supporting local and visiting artists who had to make the grade for the juried show.
The big weekend for downtown included the Jazz and Wine Festival, along with the Ecofest and Stage of Nations, giving visitors many options for entertainment in Columbus Circle, Hanover Square and Clinton Square.