Interior of the Lensic Theater, one of the homes of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Inset: David Kitto, the festival’s newly named executive director.

In Thursday’s (9/7) Santa Fe New Mexican, an unsigned article states, “The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival announced Thursday that David Kitto will step in Oct. 30 as its next executive director, succeeding Steven Ovitsky, who retired Aug. 31 after 20 seasons leading the organization. Kitto comes to the 50-year-old festival from Washington, D.C., where he has served as executive director of the National Theatre Foundation since 2019. He also has served as interim president of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center/La Jolla Music Society; an independent consultant [clients included Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Miami City Ballet]; senior vice president of marketing and sales at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, and director of marketing and ticket operations at Carnegie Hall…. The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival performs in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art and at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The organization also offers music education programs to students in Santa Fe and throughout Northern New Mexico.”