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SARASOTA OPERA NAMES SAMUEL LOWRY AS COMMUMNICATIONS OFFICER

May 16, 2011

Darcy Ballew, Director of Marketing and PR
(941) 328-1333
dballew@sarasotaopera.org

Sarasota, FL – Samuel Lowry has been named the Communications Officer with Sarasota
Opera effective immediately. The primary role of the Communications Officer is to be
the first point of reference to the local, national and international press for all news and
events related to Sarasota Opera. In addition, Mr. Lowry will assist the Director of
Marketing with planning and implementing marketing strategy for the winter season,
developing education programs and fundraising.
“I am thrilled to be assuming this new role with the marketing team at Sarasota Opera
and am proud to have been given the opportunity to serve as a representative to an opera
company that has garnered a reputation for excellence”, states Mr. Lowry. “This is a
particularly exciting time for the opera as we begin to approach the end of our Verdi
Cycle, celebrate Maestro DeRenzi’s 30th Season as Artistic Director and continue to
cultivate our new American Classics series initiated just this past season”.
He first joined Sarasota Opera in July of 2010 as Susan Danis’ Executive Assistant. Mr.
Lowry’s unique background made him the natural choice to fill this position as he holds a
bachelors of music in voice performance with a minor in business administration from
the University of Oregon and his Masters of Music in voice performance from the
Peabody Conservatory. Prior to entering the world of Arts Administration, he performed
extensively in Europe, Central America and on both sides of the United States as a
professional opera singer. Most recently, Mr. Lowry held the position of Marketing and
Development Manager with the InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO), New
York City’s premier youth orchestra program.