Long Beach Symphony’s Jones to step down

Posted on: August 27, 2012

In Saturday’s (8/25) Contra Costa Times (California), Pamela Hale-Burns writes, “Robert C. Jones, executive director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, will leave the organization and return to his home in Maryland, effective Sept. 30. Jones, who joined the LBSO as a consultant in 2009, was hired full time as executive director in 2010. … Returning to Maryland will not only bring Jones and his wife closer to their family, but in addition to accepting some consulting offers, he and his wife will be joining a growing arts management firm. … During Jones’ time, the organization has battled the challenges brought on by the region’s recession, but has survived. ‘We are very fortunate to have had Bob come in at such a difficult time in 2009 and restore the organization from its dire financial and operational situation. We are financially stable and artistically thriving, and have a bright future,’ said John DiCarlo, the Long Beach Symphony Association board president. … Steven Bronfenbrenner—a consultant who has been working with the LBSO for the past year—will step in as the acting executive director and will assist the board of directors in a nationwide search for Jones’ successor.”

Posted August 27, 2012