Biz news: LA Phil chief takes a second jobmain
We hear that Chad Smith, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the man in charge of its adventurous programming, is about to be named head of the Ojai Music Festival from next year.
He will succeed the veteran Tom Morris.
Chad, 45, was the internal favourite to succeed Deborah Borda when she left for the NY Phil, but the board brought in Simon Woods from Seattle.
He is the latest of the Borda team to look beyond LA, although we hear he is staying put at the Phil for the time being.