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Dec. 11 2013

Midgette: Rutter appointment sparks thoughts on classical music at the Kennedy Center

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By Anne Midgette

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center announced the appointment of Deborah Rutter, the president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, as its next president; she will succeed Michael Kaiser in the fall of 2014. Throughout the classical music field, the news was received with a mixture of surprise and delight; Rutter is admired, respected, unflashy, and has a superb track record without a history of blowing her own horn. Having spent much of Tuesday talking to Rutter’s friends and colleagues for my story in the Washington Post, I sat back the next day and thought about what this appointment might mean for the Kennedy Center in the long run.

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Source: Classical Beat from the Washington Post

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