Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Vice President & General Manager

By Francisco Salazar

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Michael Reichman as the CSO’s Vice President of Artistic Operations and General Manager.

Reichman will take over the position beginning Jan. 9, 2023 and will work closely with the President and CEO and Artistic Leadership to design and implement the CSO’s artistic vision and to cultivate and deepen the Symphony’s relationships with performing arts venue partners, local arts and culture organizations, and key community partners.

President and CEO David Fisk said, “I could not be more thrilled to welcome Michael Reichman to the Charlotte Symphony. Michael brings just the right set of skills, energy, and vision to this pivotal leadership position. I’m extremely happy with the innovative and high-performing management team we now have in place as we work together to lay the groundwork for the future of this Orchestra.”

Meanwhile, CSO Board Chair Linda McFarland Farthing said, “Michael is a wonderful addition to the Charlotte Symphony’s Leadership Team. As a conservatory-trained musician, Michael has an extensive knowledge of orchestral music combined with years of demonstrated success as an arts executive. His passion for sharing music with his community fits beautifully with the Charlotte Symphony’s mission and core values.”

Reichman served as Executive Director of the York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) in York, PA, and helped transform the institution and enhanced its relationship with the community by increasing symphony concerts. He also served as General Manager & second flutist for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra’s transatlantic partnership with the Bayerische Philharmonie in Munich, Germany.