Cleveland Orchestra’s Ginstling to helm Indianapolis Symphony

Posted on: February 14, 2013

In Wednesday’s (2/14) Indianapolis Star, Shari Rudavsky reports, “The [Indianapolis Symphony] on Wednesday announced that Gary Ginstling, the general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra since 2008, will become its new chief executive officer, filling a position that has been vacant since Simon Crookall’s abrupt resignation a year ago. … Ginstling, 46, brings a range of expertise to the post. He holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. Although this will be his first leadership position for an organization of this size, he has spent the past five years with an orchestra known as one of the nation’s best. … Ginstling impressed the ISO’s musicians. After the hourlong meeting, the musicians unanimously recommended to the search committee that Ginstling be hired, said Jerry Montgomery, a horn player. … ‘For me, one of the highest priorities is creating a vision for the ISO to really be an essential part of the community it serves,’ said Ginstling, who played clarinet for 12 seasons with the New West Symphony in Ventura County, Calif. ISO board members say they hope Ginstling’s appointment will further reinvigorate the classical music scene in Indianapolis. He starts March 18.”

Posted February 14, 2013