The Canadian Dance Assembly, one of Orchestras Canada’s valued partners in the Performing Arts Alliance, has just appointed Nathalie Fave as its new Executive Director, succeeding Shannon Litzenberger. Ms Fave is a published poet and has a strong background in arts and community organizing.
The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra has announced the appointment of Yariv Aloni as its new Music Director, following the passing of the much-loved Janos Sandor in the spring of 2010. Mr. Aloni has been Associate Music Director of the GVYO since 2002, and he takes up the reins at a most auspicious time for the orchestra. 2010-11 marks the GVYO’s 25th anniversary season (chock full, as the orchestra’s sprightly newsletter reports, with “über-kool” repertoire), and will also mark the launch of “A Work In Progress”, a DVD describing a season in the life of a youth orchestra.
Annette Campbell, who has served as General Manager of the PEI Symphony Orchestra for the past five years, will be leaving that role at the end of the summer to take up a new position as Programs/Communications Officer with the PEI Council of the Arts. We wish Annette all the best in her new endeavours.
The Okanagan Symphony has announced the appointment of Scott Wilson to the role of OSO General Manager, succeeding Caroline Miller. Mr. Wilson has served as Director of Operations at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the past six years; prior to that, he had a long and distinguished career in the TSO horn section.