Daniel Song, newly named interim chief executive officer and chief operating officer at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Photo courtesy of LA Phil.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has named Daniel Song, the orchestra’s chief operating officer, as interim chief executive officer and chief operating officer, effectively immediately. He succeeds Chad Smith, who announced last week that he will step down as the LA Phil’s CEO late this summer to become president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Song has extensive knowledge of the LA Phil, having begun his career with the organization in 2004 in the areas of philanthropy, artistic planning, and orchestra management. After a period as vice president and general manager of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he returned to the LA Phil in 2017 in the role of vice president, Philharmonic and production. In this role, he oversaw management of the orchestra, concert production, stage facilities, touring, and media recordings and projects. In June 2021, Song was named chief operating officer, expanding his portfolio to include operation and stewardship of all four LA Phil venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, The Ford, and Beckmen YOLA Center.