Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Announces New Executive Director

By David Salazar

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that Anwar Nasir will be its next Executive Director.

In his new role, Nasir will work closely with musicians, Board of Directors, Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto, and the staff to develop organizational capacity, resources and funding, and ensure sustainability. His goal is to make the company’s artistic and education programs more visible and impactful to a far-reaching community.

Nasir is a Philadelphia native who has served as Chief Revenue and Advancement Officer for the Omaha Symphony. He has also worked in management capacities with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, Atlanta Ballet, and Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation.

“We are thrilled to have Anwar join the LPO, bringing with him an impressive track record of audience development and a bold vision for the orchestra’s role in the community,” stated Board President Dwight McGhee in a press release. “The LPO has found creative ways to keep the music playing over the last year, and we were looking for an equally creative leader to take us into the future. Anwar’s artistic imagination and entrepreneurial spirit make him the right choice for the LPO.”