“Stewart J. Warkow, onetime executive director of Carnegie Hall who went on to serve for 13 years as executive VP and director of the conductor’s division at ICM Artists, now Opus 3, died on April 15,” writes Susan Elliott on Friday (4/22) at MusicalAmerica.com. “He was 81…. Mr. Warkow went to work for the Symphony of the Air in 1954”—the successor to the NBC Symphony Orchestra—“and eventually became the orchestra’s assistant manager. He was a close aide to Leopold Stokowski, assisting him in recording sessions and opera productions at the Metropolitan and New York City operas. In 1961 he received the first Avalon Foundation Grant to pursue in-service training in orchestra management through the American Symphony Orchestra League (now the League of American Orchestras), working with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. A year later he helped found the American Symphony Orchestra with Artistic Director Stokowski. He remained the orchestra’s manager until 1968…. In 1968, he joined Carnegie Hall as house manager, and in 1978 he was named the hall’s executive director, a post he held until 1982. He was with ICM Artists from 1986 to 1999 and acted as a consultant for several years thereafter.”

Posted April 25, 2016