New Bedford Symphony Orchestra has elected four new members to its Board of Trustees: Frances Levin, Dr. Alvin Marcovici, Barry Steinberg and Marjorie Waite.
“I am pleased to welcome Fran, Al, Barry, and Marge as new board members,” said David Prentiss, the orchestra's president and CEO. “These individuals will be tremendous assets to the NBSO as we further our mission of building a community of music in the SouthCoast.”
Levin serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum and was a member of the NBSO’s Advisory Council. She has served on the board of directors of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and is past president of the Garden Club of Buzzards Bay.
Marcovici is a neurosurgeon with Southcoast Neurosurgery in Dartmouth and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Steinberg previously directed sales and manufacturing for a privately owned packaging company in the Boston area for 26 years, then moved to a second career in the manufacture of carbon fiber composites and custom boat-building, most recently as sales manager for New England Boat Works of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He is a project manager for private yacht clients.
Waite is retired director of a regional program for families with children facing serious mental health challenges. Her community involvement includes the Women’s Fund, Our Sisters' School, Grace Church food pantry and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. She is training at the Immigrants Assistance Center to help individuals on the track to U.S. citizenship.
Other members of the 2017-2018 NBSO Board of Directors are: Robert L. Austin, Jan Bichsel, Robert C. Booth, Andrea Daskalakis, Michael A. Esposito, Robert B. Feingold, Esq., Dr. Albert J. Fox, Dorothy A. Hebden Heath, Paul A. Lamoureux, Prof. Susan J. Leclair (clerk), Susan Mead, Andrew Moreschi, Joseph Napoli, Edward Ottensmeyer, Sandria Parsons (chair), Michael Sudofsky, Geoff Swett (treasurer), Robert A. Trahan, Joan Underwood, Janet Whitla and Ann Ziegler
The orchestra annually presents a concert series of classical and pops music with prominent guest artists from around the world as well as a chamber music series. In addition, the NBSO’s innovative and nationally recognized educational programs reach 25,000 students each year. More information is available at nbsymphony.org.