BPO Announces Staff Promotion

Buffalo, NY – Daniel Hart, Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Barbee to Associate Director & Director of Development.

Barbee joined the BPO as Director of Development in 2010 after serving in the same position at the Virginia Symphony from 2002 to 2010. She previously held positions at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She received her undergraduate degree from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and did her graduate work at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a graduate of the League of American Orchestra’s Executive Leadership Program for Marketing and Development Professionals.

Barbee leads a seven-member department responsible for securing contributed income and government support totaling more than $6 million each year. Additionally, since her arrival she served as the staff point person for the BPO’s 2013 Carnegie Hall Tour Campaign that became the most successful fundraising event in the history of the orchestra; has led two successful fundraising campaigns for the BPO tour to Florida; and coordinates a $30 million endowment campaign that has now surpassed its goal.

Barbee will continue lead the development efforts but will add responsibilities in the areas of special projects, external affairs and staff leadership.

Hart stated, “Jen has done wonders for the BPO in her seven years, so in addition to filling a very important organizational need, this promotion recognizes her ongoing contributions and her desire to grow professionally and do even more for the orchestra.”

For Immediate Release
Contact:Kate Jenkins
Communications Coordinator
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

About the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

As Buffalo’s cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta presents more than 100 concerts each year. Since 1940, the orchestra’s home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark with a reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the United States. During the tenure of JoAnn Falletta, the BPO has rekindled its history of radio broadcasts and recordings, including the release of 40 new recordings on the Naxos and Beau Fleuve labels. For more information about the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, visit www.bpo.org.

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