Delaware Symphony Orchestra announces new executive director

     (photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra)

    (photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra)

    The Board of Directors of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Alan Jordan as executive director.

    “Our board is delighted to welcome an executive director with the competence, experience and passion of Alan Jordan,” commented DSO Board President Charles W. Babcock. “With his leadership we have great hopes and plans for our professional musicians, for our audience, for the cultural life of the state of Delaware.”

    Jordan comes to the DSO from Vermont where he served as executive director of Vermont Symphony Orchestra for more than 16 years.

    Previous positions include similar stints at the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and the Brevard (Fla.) Symphony Orchestra.

    He has also served on the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras and currently serves on the organization’s communications advisory group and the New Music for America Steering Committee.

    Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory, where he served as house manager of Jordan Hall and instrument librarian.

    “The Delaware Symphony has such a great reputation and history,” says Jordan, who replaces Diana Millburn, who resigned from the DSO in January. “I look forward to working with David Amado, the staff, musicians, board and volunteers to fulfill the potential the DSO has for the people of Delaware.”

    Jordan’s tenure coincides with the launch of the DSO’s 2015-16 season entitled, The Season of the Bells, which includes its Classics Concert Series of five programs and a Chamber Concert Series of four programs as well as the “Explorer Experience” concerts for children.

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