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Isaac Thompson Appointed Vice President, Artistic Planning at the New York Philharmonic

Posted May 23, 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Isaac Thompson as the Orchestra’s Vice President, Artistic Planning, beginning in July. Mr. Thompson will work closely with Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden and incoming President & CEO Deborah Borda on implementing the organization’s artistic vision, including through programming, artistic planning, and the engagement of guest artists.

Mr. Thompson has served as the director of Artistic Administration for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati May Festival since 2015, after serving as vice president of Artistic Planning for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 

“As we welcome Isaac Thompson to the New York Philharmonic family, I very much look forward to an exciting and productive relationship,” said van Zweden. “We already share a similar musical philosophy, which will only grow and strengthen with time.” 

“Isaac brings just the right set of skills, energy, and vision to this pivotal position,” said Borda. “Although I’m not officially on board until the fall, it gives me special pleasure to begin assembling our full team and to fill critical positions.”

(Photo: Keitaro Harada)