Memphis Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Ryan Fleur – who’s had the position since 2003 – has been named executive vice president of orchestra advancement with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
The Philly orchestra, founded in 1900, is considered one of the “big five” symphonies in the nation. Fleur has responsibility for the orchestra, human resources, electronic media accounts, shared services and the strategic planning process.
An interim president and CEO will be named to the MSO in the next three weeks, and a national search will begin this spring.
During Fleur’s tenure in Memphis, the MSO hired current MSO music director Mei-Ann Chen. The MSO also grew ticket sales and saw the advent of the popular Opus One concert series.