Just in: LA Phil splits top post

Just in: LA Phil splits top post


norman lebrecht

January 22, 2020

When Deborah Borda was prez of the LA Phil she also ran the Hollywood Bowl.

When she left, her deputy Gail Samuel ran the organisation in an interim capacity until the board named the next (wrong) boss.

Once he went, Chad Smith became CEO of the LA Phil, but today they split the jobs to Gail steps up as President of the Hollywood Bowl and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

All clear?



  • David J Hyslop says:

    Gail was on my staff during my time with the Minnesota Orchestra and is a talent and then some . All best wishes to her.