President/CEO Richard Dare Resigns from New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

January 12
12:13 2013


As information new to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra emerged about Richard Dare's background, Mr. Dare tendered his resignation to the Symphony on January 11, effective immediately. Co-Chairs of the Board of Trustees Stephen Sichak and Ruth Lipper accepted the resignation, acknowledging the distraction the situation could bring to bear on the important work of the Symphony.

Sichak and Lipper said: "We are deeply disappointed, and we are thankful we are able to move forward quickly. Longtime Vice President of Operations and General Manager Susan Stucker will again step in as Interim President & CEO, and she will lead the NJSO as it continues its 2012-13 concert season. The Board will be continuing the search process with vigor as we identify a successor CEO."

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is comprised of some of the country's finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have Jacques Lacombe as its Music Director. Artistic excellence, innovative programming and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission. To best serve the people of New Jersey, the orchestra brings its programs to seven outstanding venues throughout the state. Education and community engagement programs enrich the listening experience for children and adults alike. Select performances of the NJSO are broadcast regionally and throughout North America.

For more information about the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, visit or email Tickets are available for purchase by phone 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or on the Orchestra's website.

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