ArtsWatch audio: James McQuillen interviews Elaine Calder, Part 2

By James McQuillen

Earlier this summer, Elaine Calder announced that she would resign as president of the Oregon Symphony, a position she has held since 2007, as of August 31. Last month, I spoke with her about her tenure with the organization and the challenges of the Great Recession. In our second conversation, we talked about the complexities of funding the orchestra and the ways in which Portland does and doesn’t represent a unique situation for a 21st-century symphony president.



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