Monday, March 7, 2016

The Spokane Symphony has a new executive director

Posted By on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 4:50 PM

click to enlarge Jeff vom Saal plans to take the Spokane Symphony to even greater heights.
  • Jeff vom Saal plans to take the Spokane Symphony to even greater heights.

As all arts organizations know, the show must go on. And after the resignation of the Spokane Symphony Executive Director Brenda Nienhouse last summer, who was with the orchestra for a decade, the organization took its time in selecting a replacement. During that time, they still managed to bring in stellar lineups and concerts to the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox — including last weekend’s music of Star Wars show, which was sold out.

Today, it was announced the new executive director is Jeff vom Saal.

Coming to Spokane from the Marin Symphony, a regional orchestra  in the Bay area, vom Saal has also held executive director positions with symphonies in Iowa and North Dakota.

After a nationwide search, vom Saal was selected by a special committee made up of the symphony Board of Trustees, community representatives, orchestra musicians, staff and Music Director Eckart Preu, as well as an executive search agency. The appointment was unanimous.

vom Saal begins his new position May 1. The final classics concert of the season is May 8. 
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