In Wednesday’s (2/3) Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky), Rich Copley reports, “Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra executive director Peter Kucirko is leaving the orchestra, effective July 1. During his 11-year tenure at the Philharmonic, Kucirko guided the organization as it searched for a successor to music director George Zack, who retired last year after Scott Terrell was hired. ‘I had specific conversations with our executive committee saying this is the time period I would like this to happen, and that’s what is happening,’ Kucirko said Wednesday afternoon. ‘I wanted to be sure we got the organization through the transition and about a year into Scott’s tenure.’ Kucirko said he and his wife, harpist Maria Adamo, plan to stay in Central Kentucky. … Kucirko came to the orchestra in April 1999 from Philadelphia where he was an active cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and many other ensembles and served in several administrative posts. The Philharmonic has begun searching for Kucirko’s successor.”

Posted February 4, 2010