Albany Symphony Orchestra

Claire Fox Hillard Albany Symphony Orchestra DirectorConductor Claire Fox Hillard brings a unique flair to the podium, establishing outstanding rapport with musicians and audiences alike. His musical mastery and energy elicits the very best from musicians, inspiring them to perform at peak ability, to which audiences respond with great enthusiasm. The Ukrainian News Service observed that “Both ingeniousness and responsiveness were noticed in Hillard’s interpretation…along with the organic combination of relaxation, strictness and consistency.” The Kansas City Star commented “…Maestro Hillard kept a firm command…we were sent away with the energy and excitement that is Mozart’s legacy.” And recently the Abilene Reporter-News said that “…Hillard and the Philharmonic brought passion and purpose to the music.”

Since his European debut in 1994 he has conducted the Karlovarsky symfonicky orchestr and Moravian Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, L’Orchestre Chapelle de Lorraine in Brussels, the Filharmonica “Banatul” and Filharmonica Paul Constantnescu in Romania, the Orquesta Sinfonica de San Pedro Sula in Honduras, the Karkov Philharmonic in Ukraine, the Gdansk Philharmonic in Poland, the National Russian Philharmonic and the Orquestra Sinfonica Caxias do Sul in Brazil.

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We are pleased to have Mari Wright as our Executive Director.

Claire Fox Hillard
Music Director & Conductor

Mari Wright
Executive Director

Eric Bradshaw
Orchestra Personnel Manager

Orchestra Librarian

Mark Davis
Recording Engineer

Marcia Mitchell Hood

Tim McLean
Immediate Past-President

Fred Sharpe
Vice President

Gordon Zeese

Leigh Deaton

Jim LeVaughn
Tim McLean
Mary Helen Morgan
Fred Sharpe
Ralph Scoccimaro
Lorie Farkas Van Linden
Gordon Zeese

Dacia Berry
Ken Boler
Wil Campbell
Sandra Clift
Lisa Davis
Leigh Deaton
Greg Fullerton
Marcia Mitchell Hood

Albany Symphony Association, Inc.

The mission of the Albany Symphony Association is to enrich the quality of life in southwest Georgia by providing and promoting symphonic music through the organization, development and support of a symphony orchestra and related educational, artistic, and diverse cultural activities.