Dr. Allyson Fleck, violist and Assistant Artistic Director for Midsummer’s Music Festival, was named Orchestra Manager for the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. Her responsibilities include hiring musicians, managing contracts, and overseeing employment needs for the musicians.
Each concert is unique, requiring Dr. Fleck to work closely with the conductor on hiring needs, as well as with the orchestra’s librarian to discuss special assignments. She processes payroll, manages lighting, adjusts temperatures, and tends to instrumental needs, such as whether percussion musicians need access to the concert hall’s instruments. Fleck said, “After all the years I have played in orchestras, I’m excited to work behind the scenes on the myriad details.”
In addition to being named Orchestra Manager, she was hired to the orchestra’s viola section. Her new roles with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will not preclude her from continuing as violist and Assistant Artistic Director with Midsummer’s Music Festival.
Midsummer’s Music Festival was co-founded in 1990 by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, long-time Door County summer residents and principal orchestral players with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Festival has drawn on the extraordinary talent of professional musicians and artist/faculty of universities throughout the Midwest.
Offering chamber music for winds, strings, and piano performed in intimate and unique settings throughout Door County, venues include art galleries, churches, and private homes. From the masters such as Mozart, Schubert, and Dvořák to some lesser-known but very accomplished composers, each concert is an unforgettable musical experience.