“The Philadelphia Orchestra has promoted its manager of global affairs Danielle Allen to director of education and community,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s (5/5) Musical America (subscription required). “As the orchestra’s ‘external ambassador’ she will oversee the organization’s pursuit of HEAR: Health and Wellness, music Education, Access to music, and Research-based measurements. Orchestra President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky cited the Philadelphia native’s ‘background in education, deep ties to our region, and experience collaborating with key partners locally, nationally, and internationally.’ Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has appointed a former volunteer and board member, Marty Bates, as executive VP and COO. Bates is the current COO and managing director of mergers and acquisitions at Audia Group. He started his long career as an engineer and has served in leadership roles in operations, strategy, corporate development, and organizational transformation while working for GE, McKinsey & Company, and Alcoa. Pittsburgh President and CEO Melia Tourangeau noted his ‘deep commitment to our mission, and his impressive reputation for strategic thinking, execution, and achieving results on a global basis.’ ” The article also reports on personnel changes at the Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra, which were previously covered on The Hub.