The governing association has named Jeff Alexander of the Vancouver Symphony to succeed Deborah Rutter as president. The Chicago board meets tomorrow to approve the appointment. There has been no official confirmation yet from the CSO.
Alexander has been president & CEO of the Vancouver Symphony Society since September 2000. Before that he was 16 years with the Cincinnati Symphony.
Vancouver is Canada’s third largest orch, with a C14.5 million budget and Bramwell Tovey as music director. Chicago is a very different order of Mutitude.