Pulse Executive Producer/Creator
For nearly a decade Toby Blumenthal has lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a variety of popular and unique programming initiatives that cross orchestral and popular music genres.
Having worked in key positions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome Theatre, and with Clear Channel Entertainment DC/SFX Entertainment (currently Live Nation DC), Toby has gained a unique perspective on working with orchestras, contemporary artists, venues, promoters/agents, selecting and booking talent, developing special projects, and engaging new and existing audiences through creative programming.
Distinctive projects for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra include collaborations with artists such as Trey Anastasio, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello and the development/creation of the world premiere of Dead Symphony: A Symphonic Tribute to the Grateful Dead.
Toby created Pulse out of a strong interest in indie music and bringing some of his favorite artists to a world class venue. Creating a series like Pulse helps the orchestras goal of developing future audiences to the world of classical music. Utilizing his industry relationships, Toby carefully selected artists that he felt has some kind of connection to forms of classical music.
Blumenthal currently serves as the Vice President of Artistic Planning & Chief Innovation Officer with The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Toby will lead the Mann in exploring innovative programming, using enhanced technology as the Mann pursues an ambitious strategic plan focusing on the diversification, growth and enhancement of its world class programmatic offerings.