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Symphony orchestra executive

John David Gidwitz, American Symphony orchestra executive. Member American Symphony Orchestra League (board directors 1978-1979).

Background

Gidwitz, John David was born on June 25, 1941 in New York City. Son of Willard M. and Adele (Bretzfeld) Gidwitz.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan (Connecticut) U., 1963; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1967.

Career

Assistant to manager, Cincinnati Symphony, 1971-1974; general manager, Springfield (Massachusetts) Symphony, 1974-1979; manager, San Francisco Symphony, 1979-1984; executive director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1984-1997; president, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, since 1997. President Metropolitan Orchs. Mgrs. Association, 1978-1979.

Board directors Springfield (Massachusetts)Central, 1977-1979, American Arts Alliance, since 1983.

Membership

Member American Symphony Orchestra League (board directors 1978-1979).

Connections

Married Patricia Lewy, November 12, 1977.

father:
Willard M. Gidwitz

mother:
Adele (Bretzfeld) Gidwitz

spouse:
Patricia Lewy