The San Francisco Symphony recently announced that Mark Hanson has been appointed as their new Executive Director (ED). Wasting no time, Hanson is officially reporting for the new post on September 1, 2017.
Fun fact: Hanson will be the SFS’s first executive leader from outside the organization in 39 years.
Peter Pastreich served in that role from 1978-1999 and the organization’s previous ED worked as his General Manager from 1990-1994, then returned as ED in 1999.
This leaves the Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic as the final two large budget orchestras searching for new leadership amidst the latest executive shuffle cycle.