Kaminsky resigns from Symphony Space post

Posted on: January 13, 2014

“Laura Kaminsky, the artistic director of Symphony Space since 2010, and the overseer of its music programming since 2006, said on Friday that she had resigned her position,” writes Allan Kozinn in Friday’s (1/10) New York Times. “In a telephone interview, she described her departure as amicable, and said that she would stay on until March 30. But both she and a spokesman for the hall also said that they were parting ways because of ‘differences in artistic vision for the future’ of the space. … [Kaminsky’s] tenure … began when she collaborated with the space’s founder and first artistic director, Isaiah Sheffer, on a daylong ‘Wall to Wall Stravinsky’ program, in 2006…. Mr. Sheffer appointed her music curator that same year, and associate artistic director in 2008. She succeeded him in 2010…. Ms. Kaminsky, who is also a composer, said that it was too soon to say what she would be doing next, or whether some of the programming that had been in the works but had not yet been approved would take place. Cynthia Elliott, the president and chief executive of Symphony Space, did not return several telephone messages on Friday afternoon. In a statement, she praised Ms. Kaminsky for bringing ‘cohesion and accomplishment to the institution.’ ”

Posted January 13, 2014