Jacksonville Symphony Welcomes A New Face!

The Jacksonville Symphony welcomes Roger Wight as Vice President and General Manager. In this position, Wight will work closely with both President and CEO Robert Massey and Music Director Courtney Lewis in overseeing the production of Jacksonville Symphony concerts and programming. Wight will also work closely with the Marketing and Development teams to engage sponsors and promote concerts.

Wight began his professional career in classical music radio as an announcer for WCLV in Cleveland while studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He then continued as a radio host and producer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts before working as a classical music recording and show producer at National Public Radio in Washington, DC.

In 2007, Wight moved into the orchestra world when he joined the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as their director of artistic planning. He then began working with the Philadelphia Orchestra as their artistic administrator.

Between his tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra and joining the Jacksonville Symphony, Wight has worked as an arts management consultant with a variety of performing arts organizations including the Miami Music Festival and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. As a volunteer, Wight serves as a board member of The National Arts Club in New York.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Roger to our team here at the Jacksonville Symphony,” says Massey. “He brings expertise and élan that will help us to reach our artistic, community engagement and financial goals.”

Please give Roger Wight a warm Jacksonville welcome!