“The board of directors of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra has announced Christine Kastner’s departure as president/CEO of the orchestra, effective in June,” writes Jeff Thompson in last Monday’s (4/29) Up & Coming Weekly (Fayetteville, NC). “Kastner has accepted the position of executive director of the North Carolina Master Chorale in Raleigh. The announcement appeared in a news release issued by symphony board chair Joy Miller. ‘Chris has played a critical role in the development and success of the orchestra since assuming the position in November 2011,’ Miller said. Under Kastner’s leadership, the FSO increased the number of concerts performed and expanded its youth outreach with the addition of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, youth summer camps and an after-school Suzuki violin program. Miller added that the symphony has made significant progress in its endowment, providing a source of long-term sustainability for the FSO.”

Posted May 7, 2019