The past several days have been filled with news that has either missed making its way into mainstream media or received an unusually small amount of coverage…
Robert Bein, co-founder of the venerable Bein & Fushi violin dealership succumbed to cancer over the weekend at age 57. Arguably one of the most influential appraisers and dealers in the business over the past quarter century, Robert Bein was frequently at the center of events that shaped the rare string instrument business. His passing will undoubtedly have an effect on not only that trade but the entire orchestra business.
This week, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced that a search committee consisting of board members, managers, musicians, and the music director has been formed and will begin meeting to discuss criteria, recruitment strategy and more to identify a new president and executive director.
Finally, the San Antonio Symphony announced that a nine-person search committee comprised of community leaders, members of the orchestra and Symphony management has been formed to identify a new music director. Committee membership includes:
Committee Chairman Dennert Ware, retired chief executive officer of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI)
Tracy Wolff, community volunteer
Dr. Sheila Swartzman
Eddie Aldrete, Senior Vice-President, IBC Bank
David Green, President/CEO of the San Antonio Symphony
Jeff Garza, Principal Horn of the San Antonio Symphony
Sharon Kuster, Principal Bassoon of the San Antonio Symphony
David Mollenauer, Assistant Principal Cello of the San Antonio Symphony
Ilya Shterenberg, Principal Clarinet of the San Antonio Symphony
And stay sharp next week as you won’t want to miss the announcement from at least one ICSOM ensemble about appointing a new music director.