New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s director leaving

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be looking for a new leader.

The orchestra is announcing Wednesday that Jacque Lacombe is leaving job as music director when his contract expires in 2016.

The departure was first reported by The Star Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/1oQnbHk ).

Lacombe has been at the helm of the orchestra since 2009 and was known for adventurous choices in music.

He says his schedule as a guest conductor is picking up and that it’s the right time for both him and the orchestra to change.

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