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SHCS Names New Director

Jul 07, 2015

SHCS is excited to announce the appointment of Catherine Cochran as our new Executive Director! Catherine worked previously at New York City's 92nd Street Y and brings her experience, enthusiasm, and innovation as she begins her leadership of the Series. We're thrilled to welcome her to Baltimore ahead of our 50th Anniversary Season. For more information about Catherine's appointment, read our Press Release below:


Catherine Cochran Served as Executive Producer at New York City's Famed 92nd Street Y

BALTIMORE, July 7, 2015: The Board of Directors of Shriver Hall Concert Series-one of the nation's preeminent classical music presenting organizations-has named Catherine Cochran as the Series' new Executive Director, beginning July 20, 2015.

Ms. Cochran comes to Shriver Hall from the renowned 92nd Street Y in New York City, where she served in a variety of roles over the past 14 years, most recently as Executive Producer for New Initiatives and Director of Music Programming. Succeeding Stephen Jacobsohn, Ms. Cochran will be responsible for the artistic direction and administrative management, promotion, and continued growth of the Shriver Hall Concert Series.

"I am thrilled and honored," she says, "to be joining the Shriver Hall Concert Series team. As we celebrate the Series' 50th anniversary this coming season, I look forward to furthering its remarkable record of presenting today's most compelling artists, while deepening its engagement with Baltimore's communities."

"We are extremely fortunate to have attracted a new Executive Director with so many skills and such a depth of knowledge to take us to new heights," emphasizes Geoffrey L. Greif, Chair of Shriver Hall Concert Series' Board of Directors.

The Series marks its 50th season in 2015/16 with three specially commissioned works from composers with Baltimore connections: James Lee III, Timo Andres, and Jonathan Leshnoff. The season opens on September 20 with pianist Yefim Bronfman in recital.