Hanson, 43, has spent seven years in Houston, where he has taken vigorous steps to expand the orchestra’s donor and subscriber base and to broaden the orchestra’s profile throughout the community.Among the initiatives of his tenure were a multiyear plan to strengthen the orchestra’s financial standing, a growth in multimedia performance and outreach programs, and focused outreach efforts to the city’s African American, Hispanic and Asian communities.“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with the staff and (Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas) and the board to build on the San Francisco Symphony’s incredible legacy of artistic performance and community and economic impact,” he said.The orchestra has more competition than ever for the loyalty of patrons, as well as a tough fight to build younger and more diverse audiences.In a statement, board President Sakurako Fisher said, “Mark is an inspiring leader and the board could not be more confident in his ability to build on the Orchestra’s legacy while forging new paths and possibilities of what the orchestral experience can be.”Like his predecessors, he combines training in arts management with a history as a practical musician.Hanson enrolled in a management training program overseen by the American Symphony Orchestra League (now the League of American Orchestras), and went on to hold leadership positions with the Rockford (Ill.) Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville (Tenn.) Symphony and the Milwaukee Symphony before being hired in Houston.Hanson’s wife, Christina, who has an MBA and a master’s degree in arts administration, has worked as director of marketing at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Chicago Symphony.
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