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Cue the fanfare: Beaverton Symphony Orchestra gains a new executive director

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Mayne Mihacsi is the newly named boss, but also a longtime musician with the group.

Call him the new boss. Call him the big-vision guy, if you must, or the longtime insider.

But don't call Mayne Mihacsi, the newly named executive director of the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, a bean-counter.Mayne Mihacsi

"I bristle at that term. I hope I'm adding value, not just calculating value."

Mihacsi takes over the reins of the orchestra that was created in 1984 by Charles Encell. It's a brand new position, made possible by a joint fellowship grant from Intel and Social Venture Partners-Portland. And Mihacsi arrives at this position as logically as a composer uses a bridge to link a verse and a chorus.



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