Just in: Ex-LA Phil chief lands major festival

Simon Woods, who resigned abruptly as head of the Los Angeles Philharmonic last September, has been named interim executive director of the recently troubled Grand Teton Music Festival

Music Director Donald Runnicles comments: ‘In securing the services of Simon Woods, the Grand Teton Music Festival is fortunate to be able to benefit from an experienced and enlightened executive, known across our business for his commitment to collaboration, who will provide us with valued leadership through this transitional period. Simon and I have been colleagues for many years both in North America and Europe – we are extremely excited to work together, committed to sustaining and further elevating the GTMF.’

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  • Gavin says:

    Great news for GTMF. A worthy interim for this world-class summer festival!

  • Old Man in the Midwest says:

    I guess this means The Dude won’t be conducting in the Tetons in the near future.

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