The orchestra manager David Hyslop, former prez of St Louis Symphony and Minnesota, has made a post-post career of sorting out US orchestras that get their strings tied up in knots.
Hyslop, 77, has been, successively and successfully, interim chief at Dallas Symphony, Louisville, Fort Worth and seven more.
Today he winds up a stint in Orlando with the installation of a new chief exec (press release below).
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has named Paul Helfrich as its new executive director. Helfrich is currently the President & CEO of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. He succeeds Christopher Barton, who left the Philharmonic in March 2019. Veteran arts administrator David Hyslop has served as the Orchestra’s interim executive director since May 2019 and will continue in the role until Helfrich assumes his new position.
Helfrich comes to Orlando from the Dayton, Ohio where he served as President of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for four years before leading the merger of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. The Alliance combines ballet, opera, and symphony orchestra into one organization, a first in the nation. At the Alliance, Helfrich held the position of president & CEO for eight years.