Maryland Symphony’s Kipe headed to Phoenix

Posted on: November 10, 2010

Tuesday’s (11/9) Herald-Mail (Maryland) reports, “The Maryland Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday announced the resignation of Executive Director Andrew Kipe, effective Dec. 30. Kipe will become the general manager of The Phoenix Symphony in Arizona. Kipe was named the MSO’s executive director in July 2006. He returned to his native Washington County from Portland, Maine where he served as the general manager of the Portland Symphony Orchestra for five years. He has held positions with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. ‘Andrew’s leadership has been instrumental in taking the MSO’s musical performance and educational programs to new heights,’ MSO Board President Anton Dahbura said in a prepared release. … ‘Andrew Kipe has made a significant contribution to the growth and success of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. He leaves behind a strong and healthy institution,’ MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze said in the release. ‘I have enjoyed working with him and he will truly be missed by the musicians and staff of the orchestra.’ ”

Posted November 10, 2010