The chronically troubled San Antonio Symphony has hired a new President to take it into its 2013-2014 season at the Majestic theater, and plan for its move to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in September of 2014, 1200 WOAI news reports.
David Gross, who is currently CEO of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will join the San Antonio Symphony before its opening performance of the season October 4, Symphony Board President Dennert Ware said.
"With David's background as a musician, we believe he brings a unique perspective to the organization," Ware said. "We look forward to seeing his leadership focusing on the Symphony's last concert year at the Majestic, reaching out to the community and educating San Antonio residents on it power and magic that is orchestral music."
Gross is a veteran timpanist and his wife Deborah is an accomplished pianist. He has also headed symphony orchestras in Lansing Michigan, and he also operates a business selling percussion products.
The move will not affect the position of Sebastian Lang-Lessing as the symphony's highly respected musical director and conductor.