York Symphony names new general manager

Michael S. Reichman is the general manager of the York Symphony Orchestra. - (Photo / Submitted)

An experienced professional instrumentalist, conductor and administrator is the new general manager of the York Symphony Orchestra.

Michael S. Reichman became the new general manager Monday, having been unanimously chosen by the YSO board of directors.

The move marks the second significant leadership appointment in the past year-and-a-half by the symphony, which welcomed music director and conductor Lawrence M. Golan in September 2014, its leaders said.

Reichman was chosen for his post after an extensive national search, YSO officials said.

He will work with the board, Golan and development director Richard H. Brown to guide and enhance the orchestra, which has more than doubled concert attendance the past two seasons.

William R. Hartman, chairman of the search committee that selected Reichman, called him “a collaborative, relationship-oriented professional with a proven track record in orchestra leadership and business management.”

“He has a keen appreciation for the important role that a professional symphony plays in a community like ours, and he is eager to connect with the York community to take the York Symphony Orchestra to the next level,” added Hartman, also president of the YSO board.

Reichman comes to York after a successful tenure as general manager and assistant conductor of Symphony Nova in Boston.

A flutist and conductor, he holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in music with a focus on conducting from the New England Conservatory in Boston.

“The YSO has a rich legacy, and I truly feel there is a lot of opportunity for exciting growth with the orchestra,” he said.

Reichman and his wife, Elizabeth, who also is a professional musician, plan to relocate to York. His office is in the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York.

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