Evansville Philharmonic’s Roberts steps down as executive director

Posted on: December 14, 2012

In Thursday’s (12/13) Evansville Courier & Press (Illinois), Robert McBain reports, “Glenn Roberts has resigned as the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s executive director after almost eight years. He delivered his resignation Saturday. His final day was Wednesday. Roberts, 51, said the move to leave midway through his eighth season was personal. ‘After 24 years in the symphony orchestra business I thought that the time was ripe for a change and to seek new challenges in my career and at the same time, yes, to devote more time to my family,’ he said a telephone call Wednesday evening. … He leaves at a time when ‘financially, the orchestra is poised to balance its (almost $2 million) budget this season and end in the black, one year ahead of schedule on a four-year strategic plan we adopted in 2010,’ Roberts said. ‘He’s been a great executive director,’ said Chris Wolking, president of the Philharmonic’s board. ‘I liked working with him.’ … The orchestra’s board of directors will launch a nationwide executive search for Roberts’ replacement. In the meantime, Gary Wagner, the philharmonic’s development director, will serve as acting director.”

Posted December 14, 2012