Chicago's Harris Theater Hires New Managing Director

Classic Arts News   Chicago's Harris Theater Hires New Managing Director
Chicago's Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music has named Michael Tiknis as its new managing director, the theater announced last week.

Tiknis, most recently the president and CEO of Michigan's Midland Center for the Arts, will replace Joyce Moffatt, who managed the construction and inaugural season of the 1,500-seat Millennium Park venue, and is retiring after 47 years in the performing arts.

Tiknis is a former executive director for the Honolulu Symphony, and has worked as an administrator at orchestras across the U.S., including the San Diego Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony. He will begin his post at the Harris Theater on October 15.

The $53 million Harris Theater opened last year and is home to Chicago Sinfonietta, Ballet Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Opera Theater, Hubbard Street Dance, Music of the Baroque, and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.

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