New Jersey Symphony loses another chief exec

The doors at Newark are swinging again.

James Roe, an oboist who took over as president and chief exec just two years ago, is moving on to lead the Orchestra of St Lukes.

The music director is also on his way.

Roe will be replaced temporarily by chief operating officer, Susan Stucker, who also stood in for the last departing president, the discredited Richard Dare. That’s twice in two years. Time for NJ to seek stable management.

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photo: Steven Rosen

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  • It has to learn how to do due diligence. In the case of Dare, his sexual indiscretion, of which he made full disclosure when a candidate for the job, was nothing compared to the padded resume, which the NJSO people seemed not to have the nous to check out properly.

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