Charleston symphony back on track (update: appoints new board president)

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First reporting, updates at the bottom.) The Charleston Symphony Orchestra was forced to call it quits after funding for the remainder of the 2010-11 season fizzled out, but the tides haves turned and the shows will go on - for now.

On Monday, CSO musicians and management reached an agreement to settle a breach-of-contract claim filed by the musicians' union with the National Labor Review Board. The 24 musicians are back on payroll, and management are rushing to reschedule what remains of the 2010-11 season.

After taking a peek at the CSO's website, no concerts have been scheduled just yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as to when they'll take place.

For more on the return on the CSO, check out the article in today's Post and Courier.

Update December 18, executive director promoted: In continuing signs that a new direction is being honed in, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra has found a new executive director: Danny Beckley. 

Beckley comes from regional design firm BlueKey Web Solutions where he was hired in 2005 to help grow the firm. Meanwhile, Beckley, a bass trombonist, has been on the board of directors for the group for the past 18 months and has played an increasingly visible role as a new direction is sought.

While multiple write-ups abound, for more I'll point you to The Post and Courier.

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Update January 24: John H. Warren III has replaced Ted Legasey as the president of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.

Warren is no stranger to the CSO or the position. Heserved as board president from 1984-85, and recently returned to the board before the 2009-2010 season.

The Charleston City Paper has Warren's extensive background and then some; read it here.

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