LA Phil loses an exec

LA Phil loses an exec


norman lebrecht

October 04, 2019

The upheavals continue.

Phillippa Cole, Associate Director of Artistic Planning since 2018 is heading to San Francisco where she will be SF Symphony’s Director of Artistic Planning.

Cole, who was previously Michael Tilson Thomas’s agent at Askonas Holt, will accompany the last two years of his music directorship.



  • Eric says:

    The last two years? Um, this is MTT’s final season with the SFS.

  • drummerman says:

    She’s moving from being #2 in LA to #1 in San Francisco. Hardly an “upheaval,” certainly nothing to do with Simon Woods resigning, I would imagine.

  • Whoopsiedoodle says:

    She is as fine as they get. It should be embarrassing to the LA Phil that they couldn’t hold on to her.

  • MWnyc says:

    I hope the job pays enough for her to find an apartment in San Francisco.

  • Daniel says:

    Off-topic: Norman, could you have a look at the website on a mobile phone? On my iPhone 7 many photos on the start page seem cropped in a false way. Looks really awkward especially when it comes to people’s portraits with their eyes cut off… I used to think this is intentional, but no, probably it’s not.