Cleveland chief leaves on a high

Cleveland chief leaves on a high


norman lebrecht

December 09, 2015

Gary Hanson, in his parting week as executive director, has left the orchestra with a healthy surplus, a growing audience and an endowment of more than $180 million.

Read the numbers here. Gary has earned himself a break.

gary hanson

photo: Roger Mastroianni


  • Erich says:

    Deeply impressive trackrecord. He wiould be a catch – if he wants to be – for any major arts institution.

  • Dave says:

    It makes you wonder, why can’t other symphonies get their houses in order and back in the black.

  • william osborne says:

    This would be more impressive if the financial successes were not to a large degree due to the Cleveland Orchestra doing scab work in Miami which helped permanently destroy the Florida Philharmonic. See the details here which are astoundingly ugly:

  • Rick says:

    Just announced today: /retiring_cleveland_orchestra_d_1.html
    A good omen for the Cleveland Institute of Music, which has been struggling recently with issues concerning faculty quality and shortage as well as accreditation. Now, only if they could convince him to stay a bit longer…