“Officials with the Amarillo Symphony announced Wednesday that it has appointed David Hyslop as the organization’s interim executive director, coming after the recent departure of Andrew Hay as the organization’s executive director,” writes David Gay in last Thursday’s (9/1) MyHighPlains.com (Amarillo, TX). “Hyslop, according to a news release, has been involved in the orchestra industry for 56 years, being the former leader of the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony. Hyslop has worked with the Amarillo Symphony in the past, serving as a strategic planning consultant for the organization in 2005 and 2006…. Alan Rhodes, the board president of the symphony, said … ‘Mr. Hyslop has served in this role for a number of symphony orchestras across the country…. His industry knowledge and connections will be a great help to us as we begin the search for a new director, continue our search for a Music Director, and begin planning the Symphony’s 100th anniversary.’ ” Andrew Hay left the Amarillo Symphony to become executive director of the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle.