President Edward Yim is Completing his Tenure at ACO with Gains for Composers, Musicians and Audiences of Orchestral Music


ACO President Edward Yim will be stepping down, effective September 18, 2020, to lead New York Public Radio’s classical music station, WQXR.

Sameera Troesch, chair of ACO’s Board of Directors says, “Ed has brought leadership and vision to ACO, and we are grateful for his service. Our Board originally entrusted Ed to build on ACO’s legacy and lead it into the future as an innovative, inclusive organization dedicated to nurturing and supporting American composers. Ed and the ACO team have surpassed our expectations, advancing ACO’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and putting at the forefront programs centered on social justice.”

The Board has initiated a search for his successor and has secured Ed’s continued assistance with the transition until his departure next month.

“Ed’s dynamism has helped keep ACO flourishing at a time of unprecedented change,” says ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel. “We’re so excited about our upcoming premieres of works by Mark Adamo, Nina C. Young, Christopher Cerrone, Alexander Timofeev, Tomàs Peire Serrate, Joel Thompson, Dai Wei, Carlos Simon, Lisa Bielawa, Carlos Bandera, and Tania León, among others, and look forward to announcing plans for our 2020-21 season later this month.” 

Photo credits: Jennifer Taylor, James Napoli, Jennifer Taylor

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