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Orchestra saviour quits

Andrew Shaw, the chief executive who in 2001 raised the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from the depths of near-bankruptcy and restored its morale, has decided to walk away, aged 62. No reason given, except he wants ‘time out’.


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  1. nice updated info

  2. Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    I admire his move and timing. Better to have people wonder why one is leaving too soon than to have them hope that you will just go away. These jobs are killers and a 12 year run is fantastic. Congrats to Andrew Shaw for his excellent work on behalf of music and the Toronto Symphony.

  3. Steve Wogaman says:

    Simple: because orchestra management is a thankless, life-sucking job. Even if you’re good at it.

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