Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra appoints Dave Moss as executive director

Posted on: February 14, 2020

DAVE MOSS has been named executive director of the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra, effective on March 10, 2020. Moss is currently executive director of Chicago’s Haymarket Opera Company, which performs 17th- and 18th-century works using period instruments and historically-informed vocal practices. Previously, Moss was a violist who studied at the Juilliard School and performed with artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Renée Fleming to Kanye West, Jon Baptiste, and the Who. In Chicago he regularly performed with the Chicago Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, and in the Chicago production of Hamilton. Moss is an alumnus of the League of American Orchestras’ 2019 Essentials of Orchestra Management program. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago, the Juilliard School, and Oberlin College Conservatory. In Hawai’i, Moss succeeds Jonathan Parrish, a former principal horn of the orchestra who served as executive director since its founding in 2011 and became executive director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in November 2019.