Catching up with orchestra administrator and educator Henry Fogel

Posted on: May 9, 2019

“Henry Fogel, 76, recently retired as the dean of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts…. He remains a member of the faculty,” writes Caitlin Mullen in Tuesday’s (3/7) Oak Park News (IL). “He also led the League of American Orchestras from 2003 to 2008, and was the CEO of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 2003. He has served as the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra … and the orchestra manager of the New York Philharmonic…. On April 16, Fogel … received [CCPA’s] first Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award. Q: Is there a role that’s been most challenging during your career? Fogel: Being president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was probably the most challenging. It was very visible. Q: What have you enjoyed most about working in music administration? Fogel: It allows me to work in the field of music without having to be good enough to perform in it. It combines my love and knowledge of music with the process of management, leading people, directing people. Q: What’s occupying your time since retirement? Fogel: I do strategic planning and music director hiring as a consultant for musical organizations. I also curate a series of concerts.”

Posted May 9, 2019