Baby Got Bach engages executive consulting services


Baby Got Bach Artistic Director Orli Shaham and Executive Director Gail Wein are pleased to announce the engagement of Gene Sobczak and PROTEA Success Navigation in the advancement and continuing development of the organization. The focus of PROTEA's efforts will be assisting with management, development/fundraising, long-term planning, and board development of Baby Got Bach.

Former President and CEO of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Gene Sobczak and PROTEA have the mission to support nonprofit cultural arts organizations with operational services and resources, as well as lead the development of innovative programs in K-12 education. "Gene's expertise in the world of nonprofits and arts education is a perfect match for our mission at Baby Got Bach," says Gail Wein. "We look forward to the valuable skills and knowledge he will bring to our organization."

The interactive concert series Baby Got Bach, hailed as "magical" and a "wonderful carnival of musical exploration," was founded by concert pianist Orli Shaham in 2010. As Artistic Director, she draws on both her background as an internationally renowned musician and her experience as the mother of young children. Baby Got Bach's interactive concerts introduce young children to musical instruments, concepts and the experience of concert-going. The concerts feature hands-on activities followed by performances that encourage audience participation and develop listening skills.

Baby Got Bach's Artistic Director and founder Orli Shaham leads a dual life as both internationally renowned pianist and parent of young children. A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and brilliance, Ms. Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Ms. Shaham is in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. The New York Times called her a "brilliant pianist," and London's Guardian said Ms. Shaham's playing at the Proms was "perfection."