Breaking News: Atlanta Symphony President Stanley Romanstein resigns; interim director appointed

romansteinStanley Romanstein has resigned as president and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, effective immediately, the latest casualty of the acrimonious relationship between the orchestra musicians and its management, which led to a lockout now more than three weeks long.

“I believe that my continued leadership of the ASO would be an impediment to our reaching a new labor agreement with the ASO’s musicians,” Romanstein said.

The Executive Committee of the ASO board has appointed Terry Neal, a current ASO board member and a retired executive of the Coca-Cola Company, to serve as president of the ASO on an interim basis. Neal will manage the day-to-day operations of the orchestra until a permanent replacement can be found. Romanstein will be available to the organization through the end of October to assure a smooth transition.

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