US orch nicks London manager

US orch nicks London manager


norman lebrecht

June 30, 2016

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has appointed Gabriel van Aalst to be its President & CEO, starting in October. Gabriel has been chief exec of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the London chamber ensemble where Joshua Bell is artistic director.

Before that, he worked for the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Gabriel van Aalst


  • Doug says:

    From one cesspool [London] to another [Newark]. Good luck!

  • Nigel says:

    NJSO has a CEO? That’s like the 3 Stooges having a Board of Directors. Give me a break.

  • Itsjtime says:

    Replacing James Roe? Them are some mighty big Bruno Maglis to fill.
    Good luck to the new CEO.
    BTW, on a good day the NJSO is a nice sounding orchestra in a very nice hall. Much, much nicer than the “ex Avery Fisher” hall.

    Is NJSO the seconded biggest orchestra in the metropolitan NY area? Do they really have a season subscription @ 20 weeks???
    Frightening that @25 million people have less than two full time symphony orchestras.

  • SJ says:

    Congratulations and good luck to yet another outstanding Aussie-in-the arts abroad