Chicago Symphony beefs up its admin

Chicago Symphony beefs up its admin


norman lebrecht

October 16, 2015

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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  • Eli says:

    Who does what?

  • Nicolas Mansfield says:

    “Vice president of artistic planning” Excuse me?

  • Mark says:

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

  • Matthew says:

    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!