Sun Valley Summer Symphony Selects New Executive Director
Jenny Krueger to Arrive in June
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The Sun Valley Summer Symphony has selected Jenny Krueger as its new executive director. She currently is executive director of the Acadiana Symphony & Conservatory of Music in Lafayette, Louisiana.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music is one of only two arts organizations in the United States that combine a symphony orchestra with a conservatory of music.
Krueger oversaw a financial turnaround of the organization, doubling the donor base during her tenure. She also launched an arts publication and implemented a pilot program in music education to prepare at-risk 4- and 5-year-olds for success in kindergarten.
Prior to joining the Acadiana Symphony & Conservatory of Music in 2010, she was events coordinator and fundraiser in Broussard, Louisiana, for The Seth Foundation. She also has been a music teacher in elementary, middle and high schools and is a professional flutist.
She holds a B.A. in music from New Mexico State University and also has studied at the Aspen Music Institute and Mannes Conservatory of Music in New York City.
“We are impressed with Jenny’s passion for music education, her musical knowledge and orchestral management experience, and her magnetic presence,” said Jim Moberg, president of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Board of Directors. “She comes from an organization with a dual focus on performance and education. This makes her the perfect choice to help the Sun Valley Summer Symphony continue to be the largest privately funded free-admission symphony in the country, as well as to expand our focus on music education.”
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated Sun Valley Summer Symphony Board of Directors, and the talented artistic, administrative and educational teams,” Krueger said. “What an honor to work with an organization of this caliber and to live in an area so picturesque and abundant in its offerings! I am very excited to get to know the area and am anxious to participate in the artistic landscape of the Sun Valley area.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Jenny Krueger as the executive director of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony,” said Board Member Carol Nie, who led the search committee. “Jenny brings a wealth of musical knowledge, orchestral management experience, award-winning early music education development, and most of all, a magnetic presence and enormous enthusiasm to everything she does.”
The search committee evaluated more than 30 resumes and interviewed seven candidates.
“I’m delighted to welcome Jenny Krueger as the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s new executive director,” said Music Director Alasdair Neale, who also was a member of the search committee. “As a former professional flutist, Jenny has been steeped in orchestral culture for years and brings to the table an insider’s understanding of the orchestral world, as well as exceptional energy, commitment and a warmth of personality. I’m looking forward to working with her enormously and to collaborating in the next chapter in the history of our remarkable organization.”
Krueger will begin work June 1. She succeeds Jennifer Teisinger, who left in December to become executive director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.
Jim Moberg thanked Interim Executive Director David Hyslop, who will remain in position through early June. “We are profoundly grateful to David, one of the deans of the orchestra field, who has kept us on track and allowed us to take the time we needed to find the right person as our new executive director.”
The 2016 Sun Valley Summer Symphony will feature a special production of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” with immense elaborate puppets, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with one of the largest orchestras ever to perform here, and world-renowned soloists ranging from mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung to pianist Joyce Yang.
The Aug. 7 Gala will star actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, known for her television roles in “The West Wing” and “Pushing Daisies” and holder of both Emmy and Tony awards.
Free-admission concerts will take place from July 24 through Aug. 18.
About Sun Valley Summer Symphony
The Sun Valley Summer Symphony, now in its 32nd season, is the largest privately funded free-admission orchestra in America. More than 100 world-class musicians from North America’s most distinguished orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Houston Symphony, convene for July and August concerts in the mountain resort of Sun Valley, Idaho. Internationally renowned guest artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Yefim Bronfman, Thomas Hampson, James Ehnes, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Audra McDonald, Garrick Ohlsson, Midori, Yuja Wang and Deborah Voigt have performed in the spectacular Sun Valley Pavilion, set in front of Bald Mountain and built from travertine hand-selected in Italy for the venue. In keeping with its mission, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony is involved in the community, sponsoring the year-round School of Music for students ages 9 to 18, Summer Music Workshops and adult education programs. Additional information is available online at svsummersymphony.org. Contact: