Roland Valliere steps down as Cape Cod Symphony president

Posted on: December 2, 2016

“One year after becoming the president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment, the parent organization of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, Roland Valliere has resigned,” reads an unsigned Thursday (12/1) article at (Mass.). “Valliere announced his resignation earlier in the week, saying he was ‘looking forward to pursuing other professional interests.’ ‘It was Roland’s decision, it was a voluntary decision,’ [Board Chair Robert] Barker said. Valliere [joined] the Cape Symphony from Memphis, Tennessee, where he had been with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra since November 2013.… In late September, Oceanside Performing Arts Center announced their intent to purchase land [for a new facility].… Several members of the Oceanside board are also members of the Cape Symphony board of directors. Valliere was expected to help lead the new facility. Barker said Valliere’s departure will have no impact on the project, and said it was moving ahead as planned…. Linda Mawhinney, CA&E’s Chief Operating Officer, will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the Cape Symphony…. Stephanie Weaver, Executive Director of the Cape Conservatory, will continue to lead the Cape Conservatory.… A nationwide search for Valliere’s replacement is underway.”

Posted December 2, 2016