“Peter Kjome will step down as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra when his contract ends in January, 2022,” writes Mary Carole McCauley in Monday’s (4/26) Baltimore Sun. “Kjome’s departure, combined with the organization’s search for a music director to replace Marin Alsop, will represent a complete turnover in the orchestra’s leadership. The board of directors will conduct a national search for Kjome’s replacement…. The BSO staff was notified Monday morning of Kjome’s plans to depart, a spokeswoman for the organization said. After his contract expires, he will serve as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition. Kjome is leaving the BSO in a sound place financially. After the BSO ran out of money in the summer of 2019 and locked its musicians out of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, donors stepped in and helped orchestrate a dramatic financial turnaround. They raised $10 million for a new, transformation fund in the months before the COVID-19 pandemic descended on Maryland. The financial results for last season were the strongest they had been in a decade, the news release said. In addition, management and musicians signed a five-year contract last August.”