Over the past twenty years, Anne Harrigan has earned a reputation for her innovative programming, commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement.
Harrigan began her tenure as music director of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra in 2005. During this period, she has delivered performances that combine precision, passion and eloquence. Her commitment to innovation in programming has resulted in groundbreaking multi-disciplinary programs that have attracted national attention. These include the United States premiere of Shaun Davey’s A Brendan Voyage, a concerto for uilleann pipes and orchestra with the renowned piper Christopher Layer; collaborations with Alexander Streltsov, aerialist, silent movies with live orchestra, live video projections of performances, and Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: Dream of America chronicle of the journey of seven immigrants through Ellis Island.
Harrigan has also served as the music director of the Billings Symphony Orchestra since 2005.