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A familiar face chosen to direct symphony orchestra

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A familiar face chosen to direct symphony orchestra

KGMI News Reporting
Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra has a new leader.

Thom Mayes has re-joined the orchestra as its new Executive Director.

Mayes first started playing classical bass for the orchestra in 2003.

Since then, he has served as Executive Director for the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon and the Olympia Film Society.

Mayes says being chosen to lead the orchestra is a kind of a homecoming for him.

Play Thom Mayes on being chosen

Mayes is working with New Music Director Dr. Yaniv Attar to launch the orchestra’s 38th concert season.

The first concert of the season is set for October 3 at the Mount Baker Theatre.

Former Executive Director Scott Henderson is retiring after leading the orchestra for the past two-and-a-half years.