Symphony in C hires new executive director

Posted on: July 2, 2010

In Thursday’s (7/1) Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns writes, “After a season without a president, the Camden-based orchestra Symphony in C named Krishna Thiagarajan to its top executive position Wednesday. The German-born Thiagarajan previously was at the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was senior director of artistic operations and education, and known for his innovative ideas. ‘We think that we have found that rare combination of a musically talented business leader who can lead the symphony to new levels of community involvement and economic stability,’ said Symphony in C board chairman Robert Kugler. Thiagarajan received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Indiana University, and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Maryland. Before Rochester, he worked at the University of Central Arkansas and founded the Kammermusik Kurs in Dortmund, Germany. He is also a concert pianist. Thiagarajan replaces Trevor Orthmann, who left last fall, after 13 years, for the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in Springfield.”

Posted July 2, 2010