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The Richmond Symphony has appointed Lacey Huszcza as their new executive director.

She most recently served as executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and has worked with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Communications from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

“I am thrilled to join the Richmond Symphony as executive director,” says Huszcza. “It is an honor to join internationally acclaimed music director Valentina Peleggi, the incredibly accomplished administrative team, the artistically rich orchestra members and the Symphony’s dedicated Board of Directors in its mission to change lives through the power of music. I am particularly excited to join an organization with so many wonderful initiatives already in progress, like the Richmond Symphony School of Music and look forward to building new ways to connect the arts to the community, bring people together and further enhance Richmond’s reputation as the cultural center of Virginia.”

“Lacey brings with her an energetic commitment to digital innovation and an unusually rich and varied range of experience in arts management," says Board Chairman George L. Mahoney. "She was named one of Musical America’s Top 30 Professionals in 2018 and has been recognized for her efforts to expand the diversity of American orchestras. Lacey is a terrific communicator and has an exceptional track record in patron development, musical education and community engagement, making her the perfect successor to David Fisk."



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