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Board of Directors

Susan Caplan, Chair

Karen Grant, Vice Chair

Maureen Jardin, Secretary

Tom Williams, Treasurer

Torben Hansen, Chair Emeritus

Carolyn Baughman
Annette Coleman
Paul Engle
Mark Finklestein, M.D.
Fred Fontaine
Maxine Frutkoff

Torben Hansen
Melanie Hayn
Amy Korim
Jeffrey Lichenstein
Erik Lindgren
Bruce Pyne

Carol Rankin
Dr. Donald Running
Alexander Rysman
John Schuller
Stephen Walsh
Robert Wisgirda

Marketing and Publicity Manager

Aimee Toner

Dr. Emilian Badea, Assistant Conductor Emilian Badea

Bassoonist, accordionist, musicologist, and educator Emilian Badea graduated from one of Romania's most prestigious music academies, George Dima, in Cluj, Transylvania. He earned a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, both with honors as a Dean's Scholar (for extraordinary academic achievement), from Boston University. Emilian Badea has performed most of the symphonic repertoire with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, and as a freelance musician in the Boston area.

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James M. Orent

James M. Orent, Music Director 2007-2021

In Remembrance

The Brockton Symphony is deeply saddened by the loss of former Music Director James M. Orent. The BrSO had the privilege of working with Jim from 2007 through 2021 - At 14 years, he was our longest-serving Music Director. Jim fostered a grand period of rebirth and growth with the Brockton Symphony and its musicians with his vision, exciting and ever-challenging repertoire, constructive feedback, passionate conducting, collaboration with community groups, encouragement of local composers, and nurturing of Youth Competition winners and music education.

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Classical Staff

The BrSO Classical Staff is a dedicated group of music lovers who assist with hospitality and fundraising activities at our concerts. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the Classical Staff and the BrSO family! The Classical Staff work together to manage ticket sales, silent auctions, after-concert receptions, special events, and more.

If you are interesting in joining the Classical Staff, please call our office at (508) 588-3841 or email us at brocktonsymphony1@gmail.com

Classical Staff

Current Members:

Phyllis Bernard, Beth Eaton, Libby Ellin, Catherine Guthrie, Colin Keane, Gail Menees, Susan Merow, Daniel Nagy, Rita Prochaska, Charlotte Rosen, Vivian Senatore, Sheila Sharad, Margaret Sheibley, Billy Singleton, Caitlin Slattery, Julie Slattery, Martha Testa, Rev. Stephen Trimble, Phyllis Webster