LACO names Vermont Symphony’s Cadwallader as executive director

Posted on: January 8, 2020

“The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has hired as its executive director Ben Cadwallader, who comes from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra,” writes Makeda Easter in Wednesday’s (1/8) Los Angeles Times. “Cadwallader, who succeeds Scott Harrison, is expected to begin in March. Cadwallader has been executive director of the Vermont Symphony since 2015. In 2016, he was one of nine arts administrators selected by the League of American Orchestras for its Emerging Leaders Program. An oboe player, he graduated from the Mannes College of Music at the New School in New York. From 2012 to 2015, he was the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s education programs manager. He led the composer fellowship program and worked with composers including Andrew Norman, Sarah Gibson and Christopher Rountree…. Cadwallader said he … plans to … ‘proactively encourage and engage with communities that have historically not been part of classical music.’ … Another priority, he said, is bringing ‘an entirely different category of music lover to the table by creating conditions where musical experiences can unfold.’ The ensemble … recently introduced its experimental ‘Session’ music events in alternative spaces. Cadwallader cited past success with Vermont Symphony programs, including … Jukebox, which presents classical music in alternative spaces.”