MARIN ALSOP, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will add the chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony position in September 2019.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has appointed NATE BACHHUBER director of artistic planning and administration.

INON BARNATAN has been named music director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, effective 2019.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has named ELIZABETH BAROODY vice president of development.

BRIAN BAXTER is the new executive director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in Iowa.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City has appointed two new violinists, BENJAMIN BOWMAN and JESSE MILLS.

The South Carolina Philharmonic has appointed SAMANTHA BRESKE marketing and public relations director.

CHERYLE CAPLINGER is the new executive director of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York has named TONG CHEN music director, effective July. 

FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG has been named music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, effective in July.

YUGA COHLER is the new music director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut.

The Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho has appointed DEREK L. DEAN executive director.

Symphony Tacoma in Washington has named KIT EVANS interim executive director.

Bassoonist REBEKAH HELLER has been appointed co-artistic director of the International Contemporary Ensemble in New York City.

DAVID HYSLOP has been appointed interim president and CEO of the Omaha Symphony in Nebraska.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has appointed DIANA MARIA LARA director of communications.

KATHERINE LEHMAN has been named executive director of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado.

ANDRÉS LOPERA has been appointed assistant conductor of Ohio’s Columbus Symphony Orchestra and music director of the CSO’s youth orchestras, effective September 1.

MICHAEL MUSHALLA has been named executive producer of Schirmer Theatrical, a subdivision of the music publishing company Music Sales Group.

GRETCHEN NIELSEN has been named executive director of From the Top, the National Public Radio show. Nielsen was previously vice president of education initiatives at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Juilliard School has appointed DAVID ROBERTSON director of conducting studies, effective fall 2018.

ALFRED SAVIA, the long-time music director and conductor of Indiana’s Evansville Philharmonic, will step down at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The Auburn Symphony in Kent, Washington, has named WESLEY SCHULZ music director.

LAHAV SHANI has been named music director of the Israel Philharmonic, effective in 2020, following ZUBIN MEHTA, who has led the orchestra for more than 40 years.

ROBERT SPANO will step down as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2020-21 season.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has appointed ELIZABETH ROBERTS principal contrabassoon.

MATT TRAVIS is the new director of choral and orchestral programs of Michigan’s Midland Symphony Orchestra.

JULIAN WACHNER has been named artistic director of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Grand Rapids Bach Festival.

CORRECTION: A Musical Chairs item in the Winter 2018 issue of Symphony stated that RALPH SKIANO was leaving the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to become principal clarinet at the Cincinnati Symphony. Although it had been announced that he would move to the Cincinnati Symphony, Skiano remains principal clarinet at the Detroit Symphony.