Carnegie Hall’s new arts admin has composer pedigree

Carnegie Hall’s new arts admin has composer pedigree


norman lebrecht

February 03, 2016

The person succeeding Kathy Schumann as artistic administrator next month is called Liz Mahler.

She’s presently executive director of a Brooklyn ensemble, The Knights. She’s married to a man called Strauss.

That’s all.

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  • Doug says:

    The right pedigree. The correct buzzwords. They will take you far.

  • Max Grimm says:

    Doesn’t “pedigree” require more than simply having the same German-/Yiddish-language surname as others, such as an actual ancestral link?

  • Alvaro says:

    SO GREAT that art organizations in America carefully consider their priorities:

    – Appearing in the socialite’s section of the New York times on the occasion of a wedding: CHECK.

    ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF ADMINISTRATION??? Who cares…(yes, I forgot, “managing” The Knights is rocket science for many, apparently)

    What could possibly go wrong?