The Executive Committee of the Charlotte Symphony Board of Directors has named Board Chair Richard J. Osborne as interim Executive Director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO), effective July 24, 2007. Former Executive Director Richard L. Early will support the transition until his departure on September 1, 2007.
The Board has established a search committee to oversee the hiring of a new, full-time Executive Director. Michael Marsicano, President and CEO of Foundation for the Carolinas and a CSO board member, will chair the committee, which will include CSO board members Catherine Connor, Linda Daleure, Craig D. Smith, Michael Williams, and Richard Osborne (ex-officio) and community volunteers Robin Branstrom, Amy Blumenthal, and Tony McNeill, Director of Music Ministries at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The committee hopes to recruit a new Executive Director within the next six months.