Baltimore Symphony CEO Peter Kjome to step down in January 2022

Posted on: April 27, 2021

“Peter Kjome will step down as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when his contract ends in January, 2022,” writes Mary Carole McCauley in Monday’s (4/26) Baltimore Sun. “Kjome’s departure, combined with the organization’s search for a music director to replace Marin Alsop, will represent a complete turnover in the orchestra’s leadership. The board of directors will conduct a national search for Kjome’s replacement…. The BSO staff was notified Monday morning of Kjome’s plans to depart, a spokeswoman for the organization said. After his contract expires, he will serve as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition. Kjome is leaving the BSO in a sound place financially. After the BSO ran out of money in the summer of 2019 and locked its musicians out of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, donors stepped in and helped orchestrate a dramatic financial turnaround. They raised $10 million for a new, transformation fund in the months before the COVID-19 pandemic descended on Maryland. The financial results for last season were the strongest they had been in a decade, the news release said. In addition, management and musicians signed a five-year contract last August.”