Ironton resident named to Huntington Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors

Published 10:04 am Monday, July 20, 2009

Huntington, W.Va. — In an effort to expand and have full representation from all of the Tri-State, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra announced a new member to their Board of Directors.

Kimberly Schwab of Ironton recently accepted the appointment to the Huntington Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors.

Schwab’s strong morals and personal values, along with her experience with various arts organizations qualified her to be nominated to the HSO board.

“I felt honored just to be considered for this governing board and I look forward to being a strong, vocal representative from Ironton,” Schwab said. “As our slogan states “Be Part of the Tradition, Start the Memories.”

Originally chartered in 1971 as the Huntington Chamber Orchestra, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra has grown out of a commitment made by musicians, community leaders, and audience members to cultivate the performing arts in the Tri-State region.

To carry on the mission of the Huntington Symphony’s historical predecessor, the HSO focuses on three main areas of operation: classical performances, pops performances, and community and educational outreach through the EFFORT program. The HSO is a professional orchestra composed of an average of 50 union musicians who are paid for their time based on union scale.

A 24-member board of directors guides the symphony and is organized by their CEO / Executive T. Hogan Haas.

“The Huntington Symphony Orchestra organization is changing and becoming more in tune with the entire Tri-State, involving more and developing to serve all, we are lucky to have Ms. Schwab on our board,” Haas said.

“Providing for the citizens of the Tri-State area an opportunity to enjoy, experience, and explore the excitement and entertainment of live, symphonic music is one of the HSO’s main goals.”

The Huntington Symphony Orchestra upcoming concerts:

Tickets On Sale now – starting at just $10.00, Plus tables and reserved seating still available.

July 25

Picnic with the Pops – “All Aboard Take a Sentimental Train Ride”

Special guest artists: Randall Reid-Smith & Marina Jurica

Performing such hits as: Orange Blossom Special & Over the Rainbow

Aug. 22

Picnic with the Pops –

“Rockin Down the Highway – Nascar at the Finish Line.”

Special Guest Artist: Kellye Cash

Performing such hits as: Cars Route 66 – Yellow Rose of Texas

For more information please call 304-781-8343 or www.huntingtonsymphony.org.