Alabama Symphony taps Ruhe to be artistic administrator

Posted on: October 31, 2011

In Friday’s (10/28) Birmingham News (Alabama), Michael Huebner writes, “Pierre Ruhe, the former classical music critic at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be the new director of artistic administration for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. … Among other activities, Ruhe will administer planning and programming, book guest artists, and provide artistic support for conductors. Ruhe, who left AJC in 2009 after taking a buyout, co-founded artscriticatl.com, a web site with features, reviews and news in the areas of art and design, classical music, dance, theater, film and books. Former AJC art critic Catherine Fox will become executive director of the site. Ruhe has also written for the Washington Post and Financial Times, judged the Grawemeyer Award for composition and served on National Endowment for the Arts grant panels and the Atlanta Music Project, a program that advocates social change through music education. He is a frequent lecturer on arts criticism in the digital age, and is writing a book on baroque opera for Amadeus Press. … He starts at ASO on Nov. 21.”

Posted October 31, 2011