In Tuesday’s (5/19) Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch reports, “Seattle Symphony board member Nancy B. Evans will head the search for a new music director for the orchestra. The search committee also includes symphony musicians Elisa Barston, David Gordon, Seth Krimsky and David Sabee; board members Dr. Alexander Clowes, Paul Leach and J. Pierre Loebel; Seattle Symphony director of artistic administration Dr. Elena Dubinets; and community supporters Laurel Nesholm and Marlys Palumbo. Board Chairwoman Susan Hutchinson and Executive Director Thomas Philion will serve as ex officio members of the committee. The committee, Evans says, will be looking at ‘a global range of candidates’ in its search to replace Gerard Schwarz, music director since 1985. … Evans, Washington state’s first lady during Gov. Dan Evans’ administration, has broad experience in public service, both in the arts and with health organizations.”

Posted May 20, 2009

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