Benjamin Cadwallader appointed executive director of Vermont Symphony

Posted on: October 14, 2015

“The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has named Benjamin Cadwallader as its new executive director,” states an unsigned article in the Burlington Free Press on Wednesday (10/7). “The Governing Board of Directors announced the choice Monday. Cadwallader is a Vermont native and currently the education programs manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Previously, he had worked in New York City and San Antonio, Texas in senior administrative positions.” He succeeds Charles Smith, who was named acting executive director in May upon the departure of Alan Jordan, who had stepped down as executive director and now holds that post at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. “Cadwallader said in a statement that he was looking forward to working with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jaime Laredo. He called the orchestra ‘the brightest example of a Vermont cultural gem…. I look forward to building on the impressive legacy of musical excellence, commitment to community, and financial strength. My Vermont pride runs deep, and the opportunity to call this beautiful state home once again is, of course, the icing on the cake.’ ”  

Posted October 14, 2015