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Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra's Executive Director resigns

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra says their Executive Director, Glenn Roberts, has submitted his resignation to spend more time with family and pursue other career opportunities. 

They say Roberts' resignation will be effective December 13.  

A release from the group says that Roberts had served as executive director since August 1, 2005, and instituted a number of new programs for the Philharmonic including club2030, an online ticket purchasing program designed to give people ages 18-39 the opportunity to reserve two of the best seats available for just $12 each. 

He started the Classics for Credit program, which allows local high school students to attend Philharmonic Classics concerts for free to earn school credit. In 2010, Roberts also initiated a new business philosophy for the organization, drastically lowering Philharmonic ticket prices across the board to make the orchestra more accessible to the Tri-State community. These measures resulted in a 20% increase in paid concert attendance in 2010-2011 season.

"Glenn Roberts has been very effective during his tenure as the Executive Director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  He brought important new ideas and programs to the orchestra, and worked hard to keep us financially stable in a difficult economy," said Chris Wolking, President of the Evansville Philharmonic Board of Directors. "Many orchestras in the country are having very serious financial problems, and I'm pleased to say this is not the situation at the EPO.  I give a lot of credit for this to Glenn." 

The EPO Board of Directors will begin an executive search for a replacement. In the interim, Gary Wagner, Development Director, will be the Acting Executive Director.

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