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Los Angeles Philharmonic Appoints New President and CEO

Kim Noltemy will assume the role as of July 8, 2024


The president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association since 2018, Kim Noltemy will be joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the same roles as of July 8, 2024. 

She will succeed interim CEO Daniel Song after L.A. Phil’s CEO Chad Smith was appointed CEO and president of the Boston Symphony in fall 2023.

In her new role, Noltemy will help guide the search for a successor to music director Gustavo Dudamel, who will be leaving for the New York Philharmonic in 2026 — he has held the role since 2009.

Her additional projects will include expanding the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, and helping prepare the L.A. Phil to play a prominent role when Los Angeles hosts the Summer Olympics in 2028, The New York Times reports.

Noltemy is also the founder of the annual DSO’s Women in Classical Music Symposium — her 2019 interview with The Violin Channel on creating the Symposium can be read here — and in 2020, she launched a comprehensive EDI plan for the Dallas Symphony. 

Additionally, she served as Chair of the Dallas Arts District board for two years until 2022, and on the boards of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Aging Minds.

A member of the Dallas Assembly, Dallas Summit, Charter 100, Dallas International Women’s Forum, and Executive Women’s Roundtable, Noltemy received the Business Council for the Arts Obelisk Award in 2021, was thrice named a D CEO Dallas 500, and was a 2020 finalist for the Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year.

“I look forward to welcoming Kim into our L.A. Phil family,” Dudamel said in a press release. “Our extraordinary musicians and organization have shown the world a powerful new vision for what an orchestra can be, and how it can impact the community around it, and I am confident we will continue to push ourselves to even greater heights in the years to come.”

“The potential for the Los Angeles Philharmonic to grow, thrive and make a huge impact in changing how people think about music and how music affects their lives is enormous,” Noltemy told The NY Times. “The Los Angeles Philharmonic has long been the most amazing and interesting place. I see this as the culmination of my career.”

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