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

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: Washington Post

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