Kristen Klehr


Los Angeles-based producer Kristen Klehr is dedicated to expanding upon the immersive performance experience and challenging traditional concepts on ‘what a concert should be’ with her company, BEAR. She’s been called an “innovator,” “entrepreneur,” and perhaps her favorite: “a professional instigator.” Prior to launching BEAR, Klehr spent seven years as an arts administrative professional helping numerous non-profits launch, expand, thrive, and strengthen their own missions; you can find her fingerprints on ChamberFest Cleveland (Ohio), nief-norf Summer Festival (Greenville, SC), Lev Aronson Legacy Festival (Dallas, TX), Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA), Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz, CA), Ohio Arts Presenters Network (Columbus, OH), Salastina Music Society (Pasadena, CA), BW PRISM (Berea, OH), Zeltsman Marimba Festival (Lawrence, WI), and the Roberto Ocasio Latin-Jazz Project (Cleveland, OH). Within artist relations and event production, Klehr has worked with The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Percussive Arts Society. Klehr’s passion for arts advocacy and consulting has led to her election into the Emerging Arts Leaders of Los Angeles Leadership Council 2016-2017, a branch of the nationally acclaimed Americans for the Arts. She holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration, with an emphasis on Orchestral Management, from Florida State University, and in 2017 completed a post-grad study from the Los Angeles Center for Cultural Innovation on “Business of Art.”