Boston Philharmonic Names First Executive Director

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Ronda Brands has been named the first executive director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, which was founded in 1979 by conductor, music scholar, and motivational speaker Benjamin Zander.

Zander remains music director, but apparently will be ceding some duties to Brands. According to a press release, Brands's newly created postition is "parallel to that of the Music Director."

Brands, a Boston resident who most recently directed board relations at New England Conservatory, officially began her post on August 16.

The Boston Philharmonic, composed of amateur musicians and students as well as professionals, has made a number of celebrated recordings, particularly of Mahler. The ensemble begins its 26th season next month.

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