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youth orchestra program. Prior to his entrée to the world of arts administration, Sam pursued a career as a professional opera singer. He had the good fortune of performing with companies such as the Oregon Opera Ensemble, Central City Opera, Washington National Opera and Aspen Opera Theater as well as in concert and recital with orchestras on both sides of the United States, Europe and Central America. He continues to travel to Guatemala each year to serve as the tenor soloist for performances of the Messiah by G.F. Handel which raises money for charities in the country. He is also a member of Sarasota’s own Key Chorale.
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If you love the opera world in Sarasota, you know the multi-talented and vibrant Sam Lowry. Lowry joined the administrative staff of Sarasota Opera in July of 2010 and went from Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, to Communications Officer, to his current role of Director of Audience Development. Lowry works on creating opera-based educational initiatives designed to engage the community of Sarasota. He moved to Sarasota from New York City where he worked as the Marketing and Development Associate and Operations Manager for the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, New York City’s premiere
SAM LOWRY We asked this arts enthusiast how and why the arts in Sarasota influence and inspire him:
“When I moved from New York City to Sarasota in 2010, I knew I would be coming to work for a well-known opera company. What I didn’t know is I would be joining a community made up of arts organizations that rival any major metropolitan city. It has been such a joy to live amongst people, many from around the world, who recognize the value of having quality arts organizations in our town and support them through attendance and giving. Their passion for the arts, whether it is visual, performance based, or all of the above, makes the work we do worthwhile because you know what you create will be appreciated.”
NOVEMBER 2017 | SARASOTA SCENE
Get ready to gather around the holiday table and enjoy the November issue of Sarasota Scene!