Head of Charleston Symphony Orchestra quits

The executive director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra announced last week she was resigning at the end of the current season. Jan Newcomb, who had been on the job for just 18 months, said in an e-mail sent to the orchestra's musicians and administrative staff that she was retiring after 30 years working for arts groups to "take the time to do and enjoy other endeavors." She cited spending more time with her family and getting to know Charleston better. Newcomb added she may stay on as a consultant during a search for a suitable replacement. Her retirement came about a week after news emerged that the CSO's resident conductor Scott Terrell took a position in Kentucky as the artistic director of the Lexington Philharmonic.

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April 27, 2009 3:06 PM |

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