Beadle to leave Columbus Sym

Posted on: February 12, 2009

In Thursday’s (2/12) Columbus Business First (Ohio), Adrian Burns reports that the “Columbus Symphony Orchestra is expected to disclose Thursday that the three-year contract of Executive Director Tony Beadle won’t be renewed, Columbus Business First has learned. Beadle, 56, came to the symphony from the Boston Pops in June 2006 with high hopes for turning around the perennially money-losing organization. He would not comment. … Beadle’s departure represents the latest step in a continuing shake-up at the organization, which suspended operations for several months last year during a contract impasse with its musicians. … The two sides reached a three-year deal in September, with the 53 full-time musicians agreeing to salary and benefit cuts that would save the symphony about $1.3 million a year.” Music Director Junichi Hirokami left the orchestra last fall.