Major musical chairs at American orgs

Major musical chairs at American orgs


norman lebrecht

September 15, 2023

Susan Danis has resigned as general director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera after 11 years.

Priti Gandhi has left Portland Opera after just two years as Artistic Director.

She has been summarily replaced by Alfrelynn Roberts (pic) as Director of Artistic Planning and Operations. Roberts comes from Fort Worth Opera.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Israeli chief conductor Yaacov Bergman is in intensive care at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He suffered a heart attack and is also undergoing cancer care.

All in one week’s work.


  • drummerman says:

    Not sure why you would consider a heart attack and cancer to be “musical chairs,” unless the term means something different in England.