An unsigned 6/22 story in cincinnati.com reports, “The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s board of trustees this week named Thom Mariner as the orchestra’s new executive director, effective July 2. Mariner is co-owner/publisher with his wife, Elizabeth, of Express Cincinnati, a local arts and philanthropy publication. He is also an accomplished baritone, who recently performed the role of Father Trulove in the Chamber Orchestra’s concert version of Stravinsky’s opera, ‘The Rake’s Progress.’… His work at Express has provided contacts in the local arts scene, both with arts donors and with collaborative arts groups such as Madcap Puppets, the Vocal Arts Ensemble (of which he has been a member for 21 seasons), Covington’s Carnegie Center, and others.” Mariner’s background also includes “business experience in music retail and qualitative marketing research,” with clients including Cincinnati Opera. The story notes that Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s top executive post has been unfilled since the resignation of Robert Kellison in August 2009.
Posted June 25, 2012