Vancouver has new boss

Angela Elster, Vice-President of the VSO School of Music, has been named CEO of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Music director Otto Tausk says: ‘Angela and I share a vision for an orchestra that is both focussed on artistic excellence and integrity as well as deep engagement with our community. I am very excited to have her as a new partner in leading this organization as we chart our path to becoming the orchestra of the future.’


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  • Such a bloated title for that position, neither nonprofit board chair nor head of an enterprise. General manager or executive director are sufficient.

  • Interesting. An “internal” hire. No itinerant mercenary “professional” managers interested or available for the job?

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