Orlando Philharmonic Announces New Executive Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of Karina Bharne as Executive Director.

Bharne joins the orchestra team after serving as Executive Director of Symphony Tacoma in Tacoma and working with the San Antonio Symphony as Interim Executive Director.

In a statement Bharne said, “Eric Jacobsen’s international reputation, the artistry and talent of the orchestra, and the dedication of the board and staff affirmed that this is an organization that I want to be a part of. I look forward to partnering with the OPO family to bring the magic of music to the Central Florida community both on and off stage.”

Priscilla Azzolini, Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Search Committee added, “We went through a comprehensive search process. Received applications from around the country and interviewed several qualified candidates. I would like to thank everyone on the search committee for the time you invested to help us find our new Executive Director. I am very excited to collaborate with Karina and see her take our orchestra to the next level.”