CEO to leave Dallas Symphony for Cincinnati

Wed Jun 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin, president & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association, is departing to become president of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in September, the DSO announced this morning.

Michelle Miller Burns has become interim president & CEO effective immediately. The DSO board will commence a search process to identify a permanent president & CEO.

“I have deeply enjoyed my five years here in Dallas and have cherished my time in this extraordinary community,” said Martin in a statement released by the orchestra. “It has been a great privilege to work with the Board, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our staff and musicians of this great orchestra. I will miss the friends I’ve made and the phenomenal music-making here in Dallas.”

“We are proud of what the DSO has accomplished in recent years,” said Joe Hubach, DSO board chairman. “We are committed to advancing our strategic vision, and we are well positioned and prepared to continue this forward momentum. We look forward to Michelle’s leadership in this transitional role, and we have great confidence in her and the strong senior executive team to execute on our strategy.”

Martin will serve as adviser to the board chairman and to the interim president through August 31.

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