Embattled Baltimore chief quitsOrchestras
The Baltimore Symphony has announced the departure of its chief executive Peter Kjome before the end of the year.
Kjome – pictured here protecting his hearing at a loud concert – appeared hapless when triggering a 2019 lockout of the orchestra’s musicians but he emerged with a five-year recovery plan and has chosen a good time to step down, with music director Marin Alsop also departing.
He said he is ‘departing when we are in a very strong position to look ahead to a bright future feels like the time when I can conclude my tenure with a sense of accomplishment.’
It’s a tough job for the next chief.