Met Museum’s concert manager Limondjian departs after 41 years

Posted on: May 28, 2010

In Thursday’s (5/27) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “Hilde Limondjian is stepping down as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s music impresario, the Met said, ending a 41-year run that turned the Met’s concert series into a New York fixture. Under her direction as general manager of concerts and lectures the Met program helped inaugurate major careers, brought back prominent performers on a regular basis and popularized now-common ideas like concerts with themes and commentary. She established lengthy residences for the Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri String Quartet (now replaced by the Pacifica Quartet) and brought in a young Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Argerich and Cecilia Bartoli, as well as the Emerson String Quartet and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. The Met said Ms. Limondjian would depart June 30 and had already planned next season. The search for a successor is on, it said.”

Posted May 28, 2010