“After … 18 months on the job, Gail Samuel, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first woman president and CEO in its 141-year history, has resigned,” reports Kevin Slane in Friday’s (12/16) Boston.com. “The BSO announced Samuel’s resignation in a press release Friday morning, thanking her for her leadership at a time when the organization was returning from COVID-19. … The BSO’s Board of Trustees will begin the search for a new leader in 2023. In the interim, current BSO Board of Advisors member Jeffrey D. Dunn will fill the role…. Prior to arriving at the BSO in June 2021, Samuel built a career with three decades of experience in orchestra management, most recently serving as the chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and president of the Hollywood Bowl. In a statement, Samuel said … ‘When I arrived at the BSO, I was dedicated to re-opening Tanglewood and Symphony Hall, and to increasing creativity at the BSO by welcoming artists to our stages more broadly representing the rich diversity … in our city. After navigating the profoundly complicated re-opening matters and having successfully laid the groundwork for continued evolution at the BSO, I have decided to step down.’ ”