The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has a new executive director. Michael Lawrence, who has served for the past six and a half years as director of artistic planning and initiatives of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, will begin his tenure on Monday.
Previously, Mr. Lawrence was manager of artists and programs for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and director of artistic programs at the League of American Orchestras, where he directed conductor and composer programs. Mr. Lawrence is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied cello performance and English.
Marya Martin, festival founder and artistic director, praised Mr. Lawrence’s “knowledge and love of music, and his enthusiasm for the festival’s future is invigorating and energizing.”
Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival features a mix of established and emerging artists performing both classical and new music for four weeks every summer at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.