Every Wednesday, we feature one Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra member to answer some fun questions about themselves. Pro Arte is a tight knit group where the musicians, board of trustees and staff work together as a unit. Today, we will be featuring our “Staff of the Week” instead of our usual “Musician of the Week.” Meet Daniel DeLoma, our Assistant to the General Manager.
I am the Assistant to the General Manager. As part of my duties, I help to oversee the Box Office operations, help to setup and run concerts and salons, and design all of the posters and program booklets, among various other duties.
Are you originally from the Boston Area? If so, has there been any temptation to move anywhere else for any reason? If not, where are you from and what prompted you to come here?
I am originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, which is about 20 minutes outside of New York City. After living full time in Medford, Massachusetts for about a year, I have recently moved to Essex Junction, Vermont and now split my time between Massachusetts and Vermont. I originally moved to the Boston area because I was hosting an arts event in Cambridge, which I continue to do today.
Aside from working with Pro Arte, what other jobs do you do, if any?
Aside from working with Pro Arte, I also host and produce the Sunday Salon series which is a monthly, multi-disciplinary arts event at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, as well as theatres and arts centers in Vermont, Connecticut, and Montreal. I also (silently) co-own a theatre in my hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut which happens to be the oldest surviving movie house in the United States! I also am working on my sixth collection of poetry which is set to debut from Yale University Press in the summer of 2014. It’s safe to say I keep myself happily busy! I have worked with many arts organizations, but Pro Arte has proven to be the best and most interesting position I have held to date.
Do you travel much? If so, where has been your favorite place so far and where do you hope to go next?
I travel quite a bit, as it is part of my position with the above mentioned Salon series but I have also had the privilege of traveling extensively for personal enjoyment. The Costa del Sol is one of my favorite places in the world and I hope to live there one day. I hope to find myself in New Zealand one day, as I have never been there and have always wanted to go.