Sal Prizio Heads to Proctors
Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Salvatore Prizio, programming manager at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts in Albany, has joined the staff of Proctors in Schenectady as programming coordinator. Prizio will book music events for a number of regional stages associated with the organization, including the soon-to-open Rivers Casino in Schenectady and the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, as well as the various theaters in the Proctors complex.
“Proctors is the largest performing arts organization in the region,” says Prizio. “I am excited by the challenge of working in Schenectady and bringing great music to a community already so engaged in the arts.”
“Salvatore is an incredible addition to our programming team,” says Proctors CEO Philip Morris. “He brings experience, wisdom and a deep knowledge of music and entertainment. He has proven himself in this market at a number of venues and we know he will help Proctors boldly step forward.”
Prizio has been at the helm of the Massry Center since 2010, bringing an impressive array of artists to the theater, including Chris Thile, B.B. King, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Chick Corea, Paula Cole, Tim Reynolds, Gary Burton, Livingston Taylor, Maceo Parker, Jake Shimabukuro, the Funky Meters and many more.
During his term at the Massry, Prizio helped develop the collaborative Bridge Jazz Festival with Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Beginning in 2013, he also served briefly as consulting executive director of the Cohoes Music Hall.
Prior to his employment at the Massry, Prizio was the owner and booker of the popular Bread & Jam Cafe in Cohoes from 2008-2010.
He will begin his new post with Proctors immediately on a part-time basis, while continuing in his position at the College of Saint Rose through December 22. He will assume full-time employment at Proctors at the start of the new year.