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Musica Angelica Names New Executive Director

Musica Angelica Names New Executive Director

Genevieve Macias Brings Over Two Decades of Symphony & Marketing Experience to New Role

(Long Beach, Calif) – February 11, 2020 – The Board of Directors of Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Genevieve Macias, who begins her new leadership role this month.

 “Genevieve Macias’ brings over twenty years of both corporate marketing and performing arts management experience and will take Musica Angelica to the next level,” stated Steve Goodling, Chairman of the Board of Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.  “She brings the ideal combination of fundraising, marketing, and orchestra management experience that is required to take an orchestra into the next decade.”

Ms. Macias has held several leadership roles in the orchestra world.  She most recently served a dual role as both Executive Director of the Foundation for the Long Beach Symphony and as Vice President of Development & Communications for Long Beach Symphony, where she led its fundraising and marketing departments, resulting in surplus budgets for five straight years.  She also held the Director of Foundation and Government Relations role for Pacific Symphony, a $20 million regional orchestra in Orange County and as an Executive Board member of the Association for California Symphony Orchestras.  

Prior to her symphony experience, Genevieve spent a decade working in corporate public relations and brand marketing. She was a Senior Associate with Burston-Marsteller, a global public relations company where she represented Sony Electronics and helped launch the Segway.  She has a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Education from the University of Michigan.

“In my new Executive Director role,” remarks Genevieve Macias, I look forward to working alongside my talented Board of Directors and Music Director to showcase this incredibly unique professional orchestra to Southern California audiences while developing a forward-leaning plan for sustainability through the decades to come.”  

 

ABOUT MUSICA ANGELICA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

Described as an “esteemed early music ensemble” by the Los Angeles Times, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra is a professional Baroque period orchestra that has produced orchestral and chamber concerts throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties since it was founded in 1993. Led by Music Director Martin Haselböck, Musica Angelica adds much to the vibrancy of Southern California’s music scene by producing period pieces from the early Baroque to early Classical eras of music, featuring works by artists such as Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi, including its second year of performing St. Matthew Passion sponsored by the Colburn Foundation.

Music Director Martin Haselböck is one of the leading promotors of early music. As a conductor he has worked with major orchestras around the globe and has released more than 150 recordings, including the complete orchestra works of Beethoven. His many awards include the international Liszt-Prize, the Mozart Prize of the city of Prague and the Honorary Membership of the Vienna Court Chapel, where he serves as Court Organist. In 2019, he was appointed an honorary member of the Vienna Court Orchestra (Hofburgkapelle). After Maestro Riccardo Muti, Dr. Brigitte Böck and Rainer Küchl, he is the fourth honorary member.

Musica Angelica also boasts an extensive school engagement program that demonstrates a historical overview of Baroque and Classical composers, compares period and modern instruments, and emphasizes the value of music. Musica Angelica invites these students to attend local concerts with their families. Visit musicaangelica.org for more information, including upcoming events for its 2019-2020 season in Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Upcoming Concerts:

24 Hours in Versailles
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, conductor

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 8 pm
Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, CA

24 Hours in Versailles
Gonzalo X. Ruiz, conductor

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 3 pm
First Congressional Church of Los Angeles

Southern California Bach Festival

Bach Suite and Concerti | Friday, March 27th 8:00-9:15 PM
Virtuoso Bach | Saturday, March 28th 2:00-3:15 PM
St Matthew Passion (Including Lecture)
Saturday, March 28th 5:00 PM OR
St Matthew Passion (Including Lecture)
Sunday, March 29th 2:00 PM Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto
Martin Haselbock, conductor

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles