Meet and Greet: Keith Elder
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director
Name: Keith Elder
Known as: Tulsa Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director. Elder, an attorney, most recently served as general manager and president of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado.
On his impressions of Tulsa: Prior to being approached by the Tulsa Symphony, I wasn’t aware of the thriving arts community in Tulsa. I am amazed at the strong commitment to the arts.
The city has an amazing energy that I can’t wait to be part of. The Tulsa arts scene is a story that needs to be told nationally. The TSO is positioned beautifully for its next chapter of many successes.
On his diverse background: (Law) is a great education and profession that trains you to see things from many perspectives. As a symphony executive I deal with many different perspectives, and my experience and education in the law are extremely helpful in navigating the many important issues.
I bring with me experience and connections in symphonic, pops, country, Broadway and rock music, and plan on working with the musicians of the TSO to continue to bring world-class music and performers to Tulsa.
Sept. 6 — Symphony in the Park
7:30 p.m. Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way. Conducted by Ron Spigelman, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 season with this free performance, followed by a fireworks show. Open to the public. tulsasymphony.org