Who We Are
Our organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is administratively lean; revenue from ticket sales and contributed support is spent on excellent programming and promotion, rather than administrative structure.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ed Del Beccaro
Mark Humphrey, Treasurer
Daniel Levenstein, Executive Director ex officio
Dorothy McDonald, Chair
Scott Pinsky, Secretary
In 1993, after working with choreographer Michael Smuin on dozens of projects (including Anything Goes on Broadway, the Geena Davis film Angie and a show for Siegfried and Roy) Mr. Levenstein co-founded Smuin Ballet and served as its Executive Director until 2001. Besides managing the operations of this $2 million arts group, he was responsible for its marketing, fundraising and touring efforts and, until 1997, was also its Music Director. In 2003 he founded Chamber Music San Francisco, which currently presents top classical artists in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Walnut Creek.
Prior to Smuin Ballet, Mr. Levenstein operated a music software and equipment distributorship, a music booking service, and a school of musical theater. He wrote and produced shows for the S.F. Conservatory of Music, the S.F. Convention & Visitors Bureau and such corporate clients as Toshiba, Seagram Classics and Silicon Graphics. He composed works performed by artists ranging from The Mommies to the Kronos Quartet, and produced soundtracks for clients including blues singers, a Charles Schulz ice show, country bands, Hartford Ballet, and a ventriloquist. Mr. Levenstein was Associate Musical Director of Beach Blanket Babylon for 13 years.
Recently, Mr. Levenstein co-founded Jazz at the Lesher Center, a summer series in Walnut Creek, and served as its Artistic Advisor for several years.