Suzanne Lio, newly hired executive director of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. Photo by Christian Abraham.

In Sunday’s (9/17) Greenwich Time (Connecticut), Andy Blye writes, “Suzanne Lio, the new executive director of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, believes in the power of live music. Part of her job is to get people to come out to GSO performances … ‘Once they come to one, they’re going to be hooked….,’ she said as the sounds of GSO music director Stuart Malina’s piano filled the Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School on Wednesday. ‘Live music and being present for a performance, for me, there’s nothing better than that…’ Lio is GSO’s first ever executive director, and she is the only administrative employee at the nonprofit. She was previously the chief operating officer and managing director at the Bruce Museum for more than a decade…. GSO has historically relied heavily on volunteer work, but Lio said she will help formalize and extend the nonprofit’s work. ‘The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra has reached a point at which they feel they need to take on a professional to help with their strategy, with their vision going forward, to work with their board, to bring all of this volunteer work that they have so successfully done for so long, to a different level,’ she said.”