Itkin to depart Las Vegas Philharmonic in 2013

Posted on: June 6, 2012

In Tuesday’s (6/5) Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada), Carol Cling reports, “It’s the beginning of the end for the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s music director, David Itkin, who has opted not to seek an extension of his contract, which expires June 30, 2013. In turn, Las Vegas Philharmonic trustees have launched an immediate search for his replacement. Itkin notified the board by email last week that he would not pursue a contract extension; in turn, trustees voted not to seek an extension of his contract, according to a Las Vegas Philharmonic news release. … [Itkin] will conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s 2012-13 season, its first full season at downtown’s Smith Center for the Performing Arts. … Itkin became the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s music director in July 2007, succeeding founder Hal Weller, who led the orchestra from 1998 to 2007. … In searching for Itkin’s successor, Philharmonic trustees will ‘focus on finding a candidate who can provide strong artistic leadership and help guide the organization as it enters an exciting and challenging period of growth and community engagement,’ according to the orchestra’s news release.”

Posted June 6, 2012