Chicago Symphony beefs up its admin

They have hired Randy Elliott from the Cleveland Orchestra as director of artistic administration. Randy was number 2 in Cleveland to Mark Williams, director of artistic planning and right-side brain to music director Franz Welser-Möst.

In Chicago he will be number 2 to Cristina Rocca, who holds the title of vice president of artistic planning.

Basically, it’s same job, different orchestra.

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  • Cleveland has a lot of intriguing programing. Chicago under Muti does not. So hopefully this is a positive development for the CSO.

  • He goes from Assistant Artistic Administrator to Director of Artistic Planning. It’s pretty clearly a job title upgrade and (therefore) a pay upgrade. Congrats to Randy!

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