Grand Teton Music Festival names interim executive director: Simon Woods

Posted on: February 13, 2020

“On Wednesday former LA Philharmonic CEO Simon Woods was named Interim Executive Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival, beginning later this month,” writes Laurie Niles in Wednesday’s (2/12) Violinist.com. “Woods follows Andrew Palmer Todd, who served as President and CEO from 2013 until December 2019, when he resigned amidst a musicians’ rebellion over a decision to disinvite three long-time members of the orchestra.… Woods will support the GTMF in the search for its next long-term administrative leader. ‘In securing the services of Simon Woods, the Grand Teton Music Festival is fortunate to be able to benefit from an experienced and enlightened executive … who will provide us with valued leadership through this transitional period,’ [Music Director Donald] Runnicles said.… Woods most recently served as CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, succeeding Deborah Borda in January 2018 and stepping down just before the 2019-2020 season. He served for seven years as the Seattle Symphony’s President and CEO, six years as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Chief Executive, a year with the New Jersey Symphony, and seven years at the Philadelphia Orchestra. This year’s Grand Teton Music Festival will take place July 3 to August 22 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.”