Charles Babcock named Delaware Symphony’s board chair

Posted on: July 30, 2014

“The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has a new Chair of its Board. Charles Babcock has been named to succeed Bruce Kallos, who died suddenly earlier this month following a short illness,” writes Tom Byrne on Tuesday (7/29) at Delaware Public Media. “Kallos had just taken over as board chair in April following the resignation of longtime advocate, Tatiana Copeland. Babcock, an attorney who lives in Chester County, Pa., spent over 30 years as part of General Motor legal staff in Detroit, where he was also a member of the 40-voice Detroit Symphony Chorale. He also previously served on the national board of directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for nine years. Last month, The Delaware Symphony Orchestra announced an expanded 2014-2015 season with a five concert Classics’ series and a 4-concert Chamber series—as well as a holiday production of The Nutcracker performed with the First State Ballet Theatre and the Wilmington Children’s Chorus. DSO officials also announced a projected budget surplus of nearly $100,000 for the 2014 fiscal year, just two years after closing its doors over financial woes.”

Posted July 30, 2014