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Artistic and administrative personnel appointments in the orchestra field, plus key changes in orchestra board leadership. For more, visit the About the Hub.

Phoenix Symphony’s new president and chief executive: Suzanne Wilson

The Phoenix Symphony has appointed SUZANNE WILSON as president and chief executive officer. She began her tenure on January 21, 2020, succeeding Jim Ward, who had led the Phoenix...

February 14, 2020

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra appoints Dave Moss as executive director

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...

February 14, 2020

New principal harp at Minnesota Orchestra: Marguerite Lynn Williams

The Minnesota Orchestra has been appointed MARGUERITE LYNN WILLIAMS as principal harp. She will take on her new role in September 2020, following the retirement of Principal Harp Kathy...

February 10, 2020

Raff Wilson joins Seattle Symphony as vice president of artistic planning

The Seattle Symphony has named RAFF WILSON vice president of artistic planning, effective April 13. Wilson goes to Seattle from the Sydney Symphony, where he was most recently director...

February 10, 2020

Roberto Zambrano named artistic director of Dallas Symphony’s Young Musicians

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has appointed ROBERTO ZAMBRANO artistic director of its Young Musicians program. Launched in June 2019, the program provides free instruments and music instruction to students...

February 4, 2020

Patricia McDonald to serve as interim CEO of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has announced that PATRICIA McDONALD will serve as interim CEO. She replaces Paul Helfrich, who becomes executive director of Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on...

February 4, 2020

Two leadership appointments at Los Angeles Philharmonic

At the Los Angeles Philharmonic, GAIL SAMUEL has been promoted to the position of president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association,...

January 31, 2020

Charlotte Symphony appoints Deirdre Roddin as director of communications

DEIRDRE RODDIN has been named director of communications at North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony, effective Feb. 3, 2020. Roddin goes the Charlotte Symphony from the New York Philharmonic, where she...

January 24, 2020

Pianist Peter Dugan joins NPR’s “From the Top” as permanent host

From the Top, the long-running National Public Radio program that features young classically trained musicians, has appointed PETER DUGAN as permanent host, beginning with the 2020-21 season. Dugan has...

January 24, 2020

Santa Rosa Symphony hires Kathleen Gebhardt as director of finance and administration

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony has named KATHLEEN GEBHARDT as director of finance and administration. Gebhardt comes from a background in the healthcare industry, most recently as director of finance...

January 21, 2020