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Billings Symphony Gets New Director

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It was music to his ears when the Billings Symphony offered Darren Rich the reigns of leadership.

Rich, an avid clarinet player, has previously worked with symphonies in Detroit and Berkeley. He recently finished a leadership fellowship at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. As the executive director, Rich is charge of everything from budget concerns to overall production. The symphony's community involvement, as well as the Magic City's growth, interested him the most.

"Billings has been doing so well economically," he said. "People have been moving to the area. It's just an attractive place to be with a lot of opportunities in the outdoors, and just a great quality of life."

Rich was introduced as the director two weeks ago, and has since been preparing for the symphony's 2013-14 concert season. The first concert will be one the public can easily identify with, he says. The show will feature music from movies of all genres, and will start at 7:30 pm on September 21st.

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