Toronto Symphony’s next CEO: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Matthew Loden

Posted on: May 4, 2018

CORRECTION: Michael Vincent’s April 30 article in Ludwig Van about the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s appointment of Matthew Loden as CEO included an error that was reproduced in the excerpt on The Hub on May 1. A corrected version appears below.

“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has appointed Matthew Loden as CEO, effective July 2018,” writes Michael Vincent in Monday’s (4/30) Ludwig Van (Canada). “Loden will succeed Gary Hanson, who stepped in as Interim CEO” to replace former CEO Jeff Melanson in March 2016. “Loden is a seasoned musician and holds degrees in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music. He has performed with orchestras and ensembles around the world…. Loden [joined] the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2012 as VP of Institutional Advancement. The role included his assisting in acquiring Yannick Nézet-Séguin as music director, increasing the annual orchestra fund, and ensuring balanced budgets throughout his tenure…. The 50-year-old arts administrator has been serving as interim co-president of the Philadelphia Orchestra alongside Ryan Fleur since January 2018.” Prior to Philadelphia, Loden was vice president and general manager at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and director of admissions for the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Texas. “His wife, Kristen B. Loden, will be leaving her role as the senior vice president of advancement at the Curtis Institute of Music, to follow her husband from Philadelphia to Toronto this summer.”

Posted May 4, 2018