Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seattle Symphony president to resign

According to this report in the Seattle Times, Thomas Philion has announced that he will resign from his position as president of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra when his contract runs out in June of next year. Philion has been the president of the SSO for the past couple of years, and this announcement was unexpected. Let's hope that the SSO doesn't try to hire Oregon Symphony's president Elaine Calder.

Also, Zach Carstensen at The Gathering Note has more analysis about the situation at the Seattle Symphony. Carstensen thinks that the SSO has experienced a lot of turbulence over the past years and Philion's impending exit is just another example of this.

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