Lauren Hersh

Director of Donor Engagement, Individual and Corporate

Lauren Hersh

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Director of Donor Engagement, Individual and Corporate

Joined the Orchestra in 2015

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Favorite Classical Work: New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák I’ve always enjoyed New World Symphony, and studied it as part of my conducting course in college.

Lauren is responsible for working with corporations and foundations as well as a portfolio of individual donors to the Orchestra. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Flute Performance from DePauw University. Her experience includes more than 15 years in development including positions at The Out-of-Door Academy, Young Concert Artists, and the New York Philharmonic.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Donor Engagement team at the Sarasota Orchestra. A Sarasota native, I participated in both the Sarasota Youth Orchestra and Summer Music Camp as a student which led me to pursue my degree in music business with the career goal of working for an orchestra. I have my dream job!”

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Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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