Barbara Erickson, a native of Lake Placid and a longtime supporter of local causes dedicated to the arts and music, was elected president of the board of directors of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Also known as The Orchestra of the Adirondacks, the Sinfonietta plays concerts at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Mid’s Park, as well as guest appearances at venues in Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Westport, Jay and North Creek.
Erickson, who succeeds David Baxter as board president, comes from a long tradition of music appreciation. Her grandmother was a church choir director and solo vocalist. Her mother was organist and choir member at St. Eustace Church for more than 75 years. Barbara Erickson followed this tradition by studying piano, including a year of instruction at the Eastman School of Music while she was a student at the University of Rochester. She has been a member of the Sinfonietta board of directors for seven years.
Others elected to officer positions include Franny Preston, vice president; Wayne Johnston, treasurer; and Mary Elizabeth Alexander, secretary.