One London orch, maybe two, loses manager

One London orch, maybe two, loses manager


norman lebrecht

July 22, 2014

We hear that the ultra-democratic Orchestra of the Age of Elightenment has parted company with its manager, Stephen Carpenter (pictured).

His letter of resignation was circulated among the players a few days ago. He’s telling friends he ‘has other projects in mind’.

We’re awaiting confirmation of a similar situation at another ensemble. UPDATE: Here it is.

stephen carpenter


  • Mark Pemberton says:

    Not true to say OAE “has parted company” with Stephen. The press release makes clear he doesn’t leave till the end of the year.

  • Michael Smith says:

    Is this anything to do with Martin Smith? He has been responsible for at least one previous OAE managerial departure in the past.

  • Vaquero357 says:

    Not a problem: an ex-pat British orchestra manager with lots of experience is looking for a job. Been working in the U.S. of A. for a few years. Not afraid of dealing with some conflict. Name of Michael Henson.

    Dear Britain, He’s all yours. Please take him back. And keep him. Regards, Your American Cousins.