Gotham Early Music Scene Announces New Executive Director

By David Salazar

Gotham Early Music Scene has announced that Founder and Executive Director Gene Murrow, is set to retire, effective Sept. 1, 2022.

In his stead, John Thiessen has been named the New Executive Director.

“John is a highly respected musician (natural trumpet), contractor, educator, and administrator, and is enthusiastic about making this major transition in his own career by taking on this new role. I look forward to continuing to work closely with John over the next five months as he prepares to take the reins. I will continue my association with GEMS as President of the Board as of September 1, and lend a helping hand wherever necessary,” Murrow said in an official statement. “It is a testament to the dedication and quality to the GEMS staff and volunteers, the generosity of our donors and funders, and the visionary and supportive planning by our Board that we are able to announce this smooth transition, which will continue our numerous achievements and growing influence since our founding 15 years ago,”

Gotham Early Music Scene was founded in 2007 and has produced over 600 concerts throughout New York City.