The Rochester Chamber Orchestra has a new president. Ray Grosswirth, who has been on the RCO board, will now take over the leadership role. Outgoing president Tom Paul will remain on the board as artistic administrator/advisor.
Grosswirth released a statement which said , “It is a great honor for me to be elected to the presidency of the RCO during its historic 50th anniversary season. I look forward to the challenges that await me, inclusive of fundraising, planning programs, marketing, and working collaboratively with board members and musicians on innovative ways to maintain an audience for the variety of programming offered by our orchestra.”
Back in September, it was revealed that Arild Remmereit would not be taking over as music director of the chamber orchestra after David Fetler steps down next year, and the RCO said it would be looking for a new music director.
The remainder of the 2013-2014 season, which is the 50th anniversary of the orchestra, includes an annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 8th. The RCO also welcomes guest conductor Gerard Floriano for its February 16 concert. The season will conclude with a concert on March 30th. Handel’s Messiah and the March 30th concert will be conducted by the orchestra’s founder and music director, David Fetler.