Michael Kaiser is back in the saddle

Michael Kaiser is back in the saddle


norman lebrecht

July 12, 2018

The former Covent Garden and Kennedy Center director has a new job – as  interim executive director of the San Antonio Symphony.

He may prove hard to dislodge.

Kaiser with Trump’s DeVos

Kaiser left Kennedy in 2013. ‘I’ve spent most of my career with troubled organisations,’ he says.


  • Caravaggio says:

    A comedown all but in name. It’s a long long way, in more ways than one, from CG to Betsy DeVos to San Antonio.

  • drummerman says:

    Executive Director of the San Antonio Symphony? I’d rather be the cruise director on the Titanic.

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:


    • drummerman says:

      Because I’d have a much greater chance for success!

      I say this as a former (two year) senior staff member of the San Antonio Symphony.

  • Saxon Broken says:

    San Antonio are starting next season with that well-known pianist Andre Watts. Michael Kaiser explains “you don’t save Arts organisations by cutting budgets, you save them by exciting audiences.”