Music Director Rossen Milanov with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Steven Pariser.

In Sunday’s (4/14) Columbus Dispatch, Peter Tonguette writes, “Amid a time of big plans and much change, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra enters its 2024-25 season with its longtime artistic leader firmly in place. The symphony, which is in the midst of raising funds for a planned $275-million new concert hall, announced recently that music director Rossen Milanov has signed a contract extension…. Milanov, 59, has been with the symphony since 2014….  ‘There is an interest in the audience to hear an important and meaningful season of music, both old and new,’ said Milanov, whose current contract would have expired in 2025. Milanov’s new contract is to begin this fall and run through 2028; the conductor should have the option to extend the contract through 2030. As it happens, 2028 is the projected opening date for the symphony’s new concert hall … Not all of the symphony’s leadership is settled. Executive Director Denise Rehg, a major force in the concert hall project, confirmed in March that she would be leaving the symphony at the end of August…. The symphony will embark on a national search for a new executive director.” The article also discusses programming for the orchestra’s 2024-25 season.