Akron Roundtable: André Gremillet

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Quaker Station at The University of Akron - 135 S Broadway St

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Executive Director, The Cleveland Orchestra

Presentation Title:  Blossom at 50

Presentation Overview: Thousands of people across Northeast Ohio and the nation have made lifelong memories at Blossom Music Center, the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra, on the beautiful grounds of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In 2018, we celebrate 50 years of Ohio’s premier outdoor music venue, and will hear about Blossom’s storied past, thrilling present, and robust future.

André Gremillet began his tenure as Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra in January 2016.  From 2012 to 2015, he served as Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO).  During his time in Australia, the MSO greatly deepened its engagement with the Melbourne community, resulting in a significant increase in ticket sales and fundraising.  The orchestra also made a highly successful European Tour that included debut performances at the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

From 2007 to 2012, André Gremillet was President and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), where his tenure was widely acknowledged as marking a turnaround for the organization.  Under his leadership, the NJSO greatly improved its financial condition and increased its artistic reputation.

Prior to joining the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Gremillet served for four years as President of the internationally renowned pipe organ building company Casavant Frères.