Alan Jordan, executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, steps down after 16 years

Posted on: May 18, 2015

“One of Vermont’s longest-tenured arts executives stepped down from his post Friday,” writes Brent Hallenbeck in Friday’s (5/15) Burlington Free Press. “Alan Jordan, executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1999, announced his resignation effective Friday, according to a news release issued late Friday afternoon by the Burlington-based organization. Jordan’s tenure included building the VSO’s endowment to more than $4 million.… ‘It has been an honor to serve the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and its statewide family of volunteers, musicians, and fans for a large part of my career,’ Jordan said in the news release. ‘It is time for me to seek out new challenges with another orchestra, and for the VSO to find someone with new perspectives and ideas to continue the VSO’s progress.’ Jaime Laredo, the world-renowned violinist and part-time Vermont resident who became the VSO’s music director in 2000, said in the news release that ‘it saddens me greatly’ that Jordan has resigned.… Jordan will serve as a consultant to the VSO while the board of directors and a search committee ‘explore a full range of options as they consider Mr. Jordan’s successor,’ according to the news release.”

Posted May 18, 2015