The Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City has appointed ALEX JOHNSTON as director of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Opened in 2011, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music is owned and operated by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Johnston takes up his post on January 6, 2020, after a two-year tenure as general manager of National Sawdust, the center for new music in Brooklyn. Johnston’s experience includes concert production, facilities operation, and project and rental management at various arts organizations. For more than a decade, Johnston was director of concert production for the New York Philharmonic, managing operations for the orchestra’s performances at Lincoln Center, Concerts in the Parks, and venues including the Park Avenue Armory and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, he worked at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and American Symphony Orchestra.