Rachel Cementina Named San Luis Obispo Symphony Govt Director | Arts & Leisure

Rachel Cementina Named San Luis Obispo Symphony Govt Director | Arts & Leisure
Rachel Cementina Named San Luis Obispo Symphony Govt Director | Arts & Leisure
Rachel Cementina

Rachel Cementina has been chosen by the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board of Administrators as the brand new govt director of SLO Symphony.

Cementina’s background in native nonprofit administration and fundraising, mixed along with her ardour for selling community-based arts packages, will assist to additional advance the mission of the group that celebrated its sixtieth anniversary final 12 months, the board stated.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Rachel as our new govt director,” stated Jim Walker, SLO Symphony Board president. “She is going to convey expertise, enthusiasm, nice communication expertise and a recent air to our group.

“We really feel very fortunate to have discovered her and stay up for a profitable and invigorating future along with her on the helm.” 

When Cementina assumes the position April 3, she is going to handle all day-to-day operations for the county’s regional orchestra, recognized for progressive performances, Youth Symphony/academic packages, and the annual POPS By The Sea program.

Cementina will lead fundraising packages, in addition to advertising and marketing and group engagement initiatives.

Her background has included six years because the group engagement director for the United Manner of SLO County. Most not too long ago she served because the director of membership, advertising and marketing, and philanthropy for the San Luis Obispo YMCA.

“I’m honored to hitch such a passionate group of musicians, employees and volunteers on the SLO Symphony,” Cementina. stated. “I stay up for serving the group and selling arts and music training on the Central Coast.”

Cementina will oversee the rest of the 2022-23 season, which incorporates the fifth and last classics live performance of the season Tchaikovsky and Testimony. The live performance shall be Saturday, Could 6 on the Performing Arts Middle SLO.

The symphony shall be partnering with the Variety Coalition of San Luis Obispo to convey the West Coast premier of William Banfield’s “Testimony of Tone, Tune, and Time.”

With seven quick actions, the narration is predicated on the speeches of historic African American orator and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. It’s scored for 2 narrators, solo saxophone, piano, harp, percussion, and strings. The orchestra additionally will carry out Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony Quantity 4.”

“I’m delighted to welcome Rachel as the following govt director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra,” stated Andrew Sewell, music director and conductor. “She has a confirmed monitor file of dedication to and engagement with the SLO group and I’m very excited to start this new chapter collectively.”