Ex-New York Phil manager dies at 85

Ex-New York Phil manager dies at 85


norman lebrecht

July 14, 2020

Edward L. Alley, who succeeded Henry Fogel as orchestra manager of the New York Philharmonic in 1981, has died in Sarasota where he was a trustee of the Sarasota Opera.

Other career highlights were as associate director of the Opera Center at Juilliard and director of the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductors Program.


  • Peggy Sweeney says:

    He will be sorely missed in Sarasota where he was a ubiquitous musical figure — as lecturer, critic, bon vivant and, perhaps most important to him, the devoted husband until her death of June LeBell, a former “DJ” on WQXR in New York who, together with him, brightened the musical scene in Sarasota.

  • David J Hyslop says:

    Sad indeed. I knew Ed mainly from his days with the

    Exxon/Arts conductor program. He and I had reconnected

    about a month ago and had a very good conversation. Did

    not know he was ill.