Parrish to be Hawaii Symphony’s next executive director

Posted on: November 6, 2013

“Jonathan Parrish has been named executive director of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the symphony’s board of directors said Monday,” writes Janis Magin in Monday’s (11/4) Pacific Business News (Honolulu). “Steven Monder, who had been serving as interim president of the symphony, will stay on as a senior adviser…. Parrish is an assistant principal horn player, general manager of Chamber Music Hawaii and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawaii.… The timing of Parrish’s transition is still to be worked out, said Paul Kosasa, the symphony’s board chairman. ‘We are delighted that someone of Mr. Parrish’s administrative skills, his deep knowledge and understanding of the orchestra, and his commitment, is stepping into this position,’ he said. Kosasa noted that Monder, who had previously been CEO of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was hired by a group of business leaders in 2011 to determine whether a local symphony could be reformed [following the demise of the Honolulu Symphony], and stayed on as a volunteer president after his study confirmed it could be done. ‘We are extremely grateful to Mr. Monder for his nearly three years of service to HSO,’ Kosasa said.”

Posted November 6, 2013