Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society taps David Snead as CEO

Posted on: September 8, 2015

“On the heels of its bicentennial, the Handel and Haydn Society has appointed a new president and CEO,” writes Jeremy Eichler in Tuesday’s (9/8) Boston Globe. “David Snead, currently vice president of marketing, brand, and customer experience at the New York Philharmonic, will take up his post with the venerable chorus and period-instrument orchestra next month, and will work in partnership with artistic director Harry Christophers. Snead, who succeeds Marie-Hélène Bernard, arrives as the organization enters the final stages of a $12 million capital campaign. [Marie-Hélène Bernard departed the Handel and Haydn Society earlier this year to become president and CEO at the St. Louis Symphony.] Reached by phone, Snead said he was inspired by a recent H&H performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony delivered in [Boston’s] Copley Square. ‘This is an orchestra,’ he said, ‘with a point of view, and something to say.’ ”

Posted September 8, 2015