JOHN MANGUM has been appointed artistic administrator of the New York Philharmonic. He will assume the post on September 2, two weeks prior to the start of the orchestra’s 2009-10 season. He succeeds Matias Tarnopolsky, who has been named director of Cal Performances, the presenting organization of the University of California, Berkeley. Since August 2007 Mangum has been vice president for artistic planning at The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Prior to that he spent two years at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, most recently as artistic administrator. Mangum has also worked as a program designer/annotator, writing program notes and articles for such organizations as the Salzburg Festival, Harmonia Mundi, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and Los Angeles Opera. He holds a Ph.D. in history in the field of musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history.

John Mangum photo courtesy Minnesota Public Radio

Posted August 4, 2009