Baltimore Symphony Orchestra CEO to step down subsequent yr | Leisure

BALTIMORE (AP) – Peter Kjome will step down as President and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when his contract ends in January 2022, the organization announced on Monday.

Kjome’s departure, coupled with the organization’s search for a music director to replace Marin Alsop, will mean a full turnover in running the orchestra. The Baltimore sun reported.

The BSO staff was informed of Kjome’s plans to leave on Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the organization said. After his contract expires, he will act as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition.

Alsop announced last year that she would step down as the orchestra’s music director when her contract expires on August 31, 2021. When Alsop was appointed by the BSO in 2007, she was the first woman to receive the top post with a major American symphony orchestra. If she leaves, she will be the second longest of the 12 music directors who have served as the BSO’s artistic director since its inception in 1916.

As for Kjome, the Board of Directors will conduct a national search for his replacement.

“Peter Kjome has made outstanding contributions at a time of important progress for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,” said Barry Rosen, chairman of the board of directors, in a press release.

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