Dans leaves Cleveland Orchestra for Malaysian Philharmonic

Posted on: September 14, 2009

Last Tuesday (9/8) in Musical America, Pierre Ruhe reported, “Cleveland Orchestra Artistic Administrator Frank Dans, who started the job in May 2006 after a dozen years in the same post with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is leaving the U. S. to become general manager of Kuala Lumpur’s Malaysian Philharmonic. Dans, 58, worked his last day with Cleveland on Sept. 2, and he’s already left to rendezvous with his new orchestra, currently on tour in Japan. His departure has not been announced. Starting Sept. 17, Cleveland’s interim artistic administrator will be Elaine Martone, best known as the Grammy Award-winning producer for Telarc International, which is (or was) based in Cleveland. She’ll hold the Cleveland Orchestra post till the end of 2009. In the meantime, the orchestra will conduct a national search for Dans’s permanent replacement. Martone, 52, says she might be interested in the job permanently. … Martone has twice produced records for Cleveland, its music director Franz Welser-Möst and Deutsche Grammophon—a Bruckner 7th Symphony and an in-progress Wagner opera recording.”

Posted September 14, 2009