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No wail: Oboist steps up to become orchestra CEO

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, which has been in all sorts of trouble these past two years, has picked on its principal oboe, James Roe, to run the company, together with lifer Susan Stucker as COO. Stucker has been actin CEO since the last chief, Richard Dare, quit the job after nine days when a historic sex conviction came to light. Before that, the orch got caught in a Cremona violins scam. It’s never quiet in New Jersey.

Here’s the news release. We wish the new team well.



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  1. Trudy Kane says:

    Congratulations to Jim! How wonderful to see a musician promoted to head of the orchestra! I know Jim a long time, and have no doubt he will do a great job!

  2. How can this not be a good idea? We can only hope Minnesota is next!

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