Symphony New Brunswick Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Shore and Katie Bowden of Saint John and Lise Léger-Anderson of Caraquet to the Board of Directors.
Katie Bowden is an accomplished marketing and communications executive and current President and Chief Creative Officer of Duke Creative Collective. She is an award-winning creative consultant and strategic advisor with more than 20 year’s experience in marketing and brand strategy, creative development and project management. Her skills will serve the organization well as we continue to evolve our historic and bespoke brand in New Brunswick.
David Shore, a bright legal mind brings to the Symphony experience in compliance, policy and internal regulatory matters. David graduated 1st in his class from the Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law in 2014. He has since worked as an articling student with Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP in Toronto and Cox & Palmer as an Associate Lawyer in Saint John. Currently he is Legal Counsel for the New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission. David is keen to help lead Symphony New Brunswick as we recover from the impacts of Covid – 19 and work to rebuild our presence in New Brunswick.
Lise Léger-Anderson, retired educator, recently relocated from Montreal back to her home in Caraquet. Lise has a profound love of music and experience supporting the arts through Opéra de Montréal, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Métropolitain. Following her retirement and return to New Brunswick, Lise supports a wide range of music enterprises in Acadie and serves as President of Jeunesses Musicales Péninsule Acadienne and Vice-président of the Festival Acadien in Caraquet. Her passion is introducing the people of Northeast New Brunswick to musical excellence. Lise is looking forward to helping expand our reach into the northern part of the province and fulfilling our mandate to share live symphonic music with all New Brunswickers.
“We are honored to welcome Lise, Katie, and David to our diverse and deeply experienced board of directors to provide invaluable guidance to our organization,” says Reid Parker, President of Symphony NB, “they will further complement our exceptional and dedicated board of directors helping us continue to thrive for many years to come.”
About Symphony New Brunswick
SNB is a significant employer and a powerful economic driver, attracting people and companies to New Brunswick. And the return on investment is strong: every dollar spent on art and culture yields multiple ones in spinoff economic activity.
SNB operates the province’s only full-scale, full-season professional symphony orchestra and Camerata New Brunswick, a 20-member professional chamber orchestra. The Company also hosts the Saint John String Quartet; Ventus Machina, a professional woodwind quintet in Moncton; and Résonance, a chamber music group in Saint John. Through high-quality educational offerings and performances, innovation and creativity, SNB promotes the awareness and appreciation of symphonic music in an increasingly diverse New Brunswick.
70 Years of Symphony
In celebration of 70 years of Symphony, the Province of New Brunswick has partnered with SNB to create a series of short films that share the organization’s history and the vision. These films are available on our YouTube channel: Symphony New Brunswick – 70 Years of Symphony.
Symphony New Brunswick Foundation
Symphony New Brunswick Foundation is celebrating 70 years of Symphony with an ambitious fundraising campaign to keep the province’s only full-scale professional symphony orchestra thriving. We have secured a matching donor who will match the first $70,000 raised during the Orchestra’s 70th season. The Foundation has ambitious growth objectives to support the creation of additional full-time jobs in the Symphony and sustain the Symphony in our province for many years to come.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Director, Donor Relations
Symphony New Brunswick Inc.