SAVANNAH, GA – NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (SPO) announced their plans to search for a new Music Director to replace Peter Shannon who recently announced his decision to pursue other career opportunities at the end of the tenth season in May of 2019.
A search committee will be announced to include board members, musicians, and staff at SPO as well as respected leaders in the Savannah community. To lead the search for a new Musical Director, SPO is pleased to announce that the organization has retained the services of Henry Fogel as artistic consultant and search facilitator. Mr. Fogel is one of the best known and most influential performing arts administrators in the USA and provides consulting services for a select number of musical organizations every year. Henry Fogel is a former President of the League of American Orchestras 2003-2008, and before that was President of the Chicago Symphony from 1985 – 2003. His illustrious career includes the position as the Executive Director of the National Symphony Orchestra and Manager of the New York Philharmonic. He is also Dean Emeritus of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
“We have the benefit of continuity as Peter Shannon completes a wonderful tenth season and we are excited to welcome a roster of talented candidates who will conduct the concerts throughout the eleventh season beginning September 2019.”
Samir Nikocevic, Chairman of the Board of Directors at SPO said. “We are fortunate to be working with Henry Fogel whose vast experience will benefit our selection process as he leads the search for our new Music Director.” he continued.
Currently enjoying a celebratory tenth season of concerts, community outreach and other initiatives Savannah’s Philharmonic is looking towards a bright future as it plans its second decade of fulfilling its mission to enrich, educate, and instruct the community through orchestral and choral performances. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.
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