Mark Cantrell.

“The Florida Orchestra announced Monday that president and CEO Mark Cantrell is leaving in May,” writes Maggie Duffy in Monday’s (2/27) Tampa Bay Times. “He will become the CEO of the Colorado Symphony in Denver. Cantrell joined the Florida Orchestra in 2019. He was previously the CEO of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra … in Madison, Wisconsin.” Cantrell, who is also a musician, was previously executive director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, personnel manager for the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and a bass trombonist for the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, and Boston Lyric Opera. “ ‘This is a bittersweet moment for me,’ Cantrell said in a news release. ‘I’m so proud of all we’ve accomplished together at TFO, but I’m excited for the new challenge of a larger orchestra in an area that holds great meaning personally.’… He has no doubt that the orchestra will continue to grow and impact the community…. The board has initiated a national search to identify a new CEO.” At the Colorado Symphony, Cantrell succeeds Jerome H. Kern, who retired as chief executive officer and board chair in September 2021. Colorado Symphony Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Coreen Miller has been serving as interim CEO.