The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes has hired Marshall Hyde to be its new General Manager. Hyde has lived in Corning since 2001, and has been involved in community arts programming for most of that time. Holding an MFA in glass and sculpture, Hyde was initially attracted to the region by the Corning Museum of Glass and its teaching facility, The Studio, but quickly fell in love with the landscape, the people, and the range of arts activities and organizations here. With over a decade of experience in museums from Cincinnati to Miami to southern Illinois, Hyde continued to curate exhibitions in the area including at the Castellani Art Museum, Exhibit A Contemporary Art, and 171 Cedar Art Center. He was a co-chair of the 2009 Glass Art Society conference in Corning, and on the organizing committee for the first GlassFest.
"It is a privilege to work with so many people dedicated to creating excellent, affordable musical experiences in our core communities of Elmira and Corning," said Hyde. "I am very delighted to be a part of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes." A life long listener to classical music, Hyde is eager to spread the word about the Orchestra and its affiliated preforming groups, the Youth Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, the Junior String Ensemble, and the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes.
"I would like to thank Heidi Berghoff and all the managers who came before me for their careful stewardship of the OSFL. And I am grateful to our hard working Board of Trustees for placing their trust in me. I look forward to working closely with our Musical Director, Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada, and all the remarkable and talented musicians who bring the world's great music to life in their performances. The Orchestra and I want to express our sincerest thanks to the foundations, agencies, businesses and individuals who have contributed generously to sustain us over the years. Finally, I would like to thank our wonderful audience, the people who come back for the music year after year, and to the futures audience of listeners who have not yet found their way to us, but will do so soon."
Hyde hopes to hear from everyone who has an idea, concern, and applause for the OSFL. You may reach him directly at: email@example.com