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Lynn G. Larsen

Orchestra Manager and Director of Orchestra Personnel, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Manager and Director of Orchestra Personnel, Boston Pops Orchestra

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Lynn started at the Boston Symphony as Orchestra Personnel Manager in 1988 and was appointed Orchestra Manager in 2017. He continues in both roles encompassing overall administrative responsibility for orchestra operations, touring, labor relations, and musician activity of the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestras, as well as the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. While attending the University of Utah as a performance and business major, he was appointed Second French Horn in the Utah Symphony Orchestra by Maurice Abravanel where he played for seventeen years and served as the Musicians’ Committee Chair. He met his wife, cellist Theresa Borsodi, while both were playing in the orchestra. He has performed with the Teton Music Festival, the Sun Valley Music Festival, and attended the Music Academy of the West. In 1984, Lynn was selected by the American Symphony Orchestra League as an Orchestra Management Fellow and spent a year working with the managements of the orchestras in Denver, Saint Louis, and Albuquerque. The following year he was elected President of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), a national organization representing the 4,000 professional musicians in United States orchestras, and served two years before accepting the position in Boston. He was a teaching Associate at Boston University, has served on the board of Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program), and is past President of the Orchestra Personnel Managers Conference. He is the proud father of four children and grandfather to three grandsons.

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