New West Symphony cuts three administrative positions

Posted on: November 5, 2010

In Thursday’s (11/4) Ventura County Star (California), Lisa McKinnon writes, “The New West Symphony announced Wednesday that it eliminated three full-time positions last month as part of a cost-cutting effort at the administrative level. According to the announcement, Nelson Dodge has stepped down as executive director, a post he had held since January 2006. Dodge previously served on the board of directors since the founding of the symphony in 1995. Also cut were an audience development position created in January and a director of development job for the Kavli region, General Manager Natalia Staneva said. The symphony will continue to present concerts in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and sites in Los Angeles County, Staneva said. … The cuts were made as part of an ongoing effort to trim $300,000 from the symphony’s budget at the administrative rather than artistic level, Staneva said. She and Jennifer Zobelein, president of the board of directors, will share the duties of executive director for the foreseeable future, Staneva said. The symphony last month announced that founding music director Boris Brott plans to retire from the group at the end of the year.”

Posted November 5, 2010