The San Diego Symphony on Thursday named a new chief executive officer to succeed the outgoing Edward "Ward" Gill, who has led the orchestra for more than a decade.
Martha Gilmer, who is the
Gilmer has worked at the Chicago Symphony for more than three decades in various capacities. Her new appointment marks the second high-level departure from the Chicago orchestra, after
Gill announced his plan to step down from the San Diego orchestra last year. He joined the organization in 2003 following a period with the Minnesota Orchestra.
The San Diego Symphony's main performance venue is Copley Symphony Hall. In addition to a full orchestral season, musicians of the symphony also serve as the pit orchestra for the San Diego Opera, which recently reversed its controversial decision to close and will be launching a new season.