Exclusive: Toronto Symphony picks Philadelphia boss

Exclusive: Toronto Symphony picks Philadelphia boss


norman lebrecht

April 30, 2018

We hear Toronto is about to announce its next CEO.

It’s Matthew Loden, the man who has been interim chief of the Philadelphia Orchestra for the past four months.

Loden will start work in July.

The question that springs to mind is: was Loden put in the frame by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, his Philly Canadian ally?

Loden will succeed the retiring Gary Hanson, who took the job in September 2016 after the collapse of previous stout parties.

Expect a press release later today.



  • msc says:

    Stout parties? Mmm, real beer…. My Toronto friends never invite me to those.

  • V.Lind says:

    Not sure YN-S had that much to do with the TSO, though h would be well familiar with its activities. He has almost certainly guested there. Maybe, like most people, he likes the city, and the TSO is facing interesting times.

  • Luigi Nonono says:

    My question is, what kind of personal life do these people have, going from city to city all their life? It seems sad to me.

    • MWnyc says:

      Well, we know all too much about the personal life of the last long-term CEO of the Toronto Symphony …