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Harvey resigns as symphony executive director; Bucher to serve as interim

Resigns

James Dane Harvey

SALISBURY —  James Dane Harvey has resigned his position as executive director of the Salisbury Symphony, effective May 10.

The Symphony Board of Directors has named Bill Bucher interim director while the organization conducts a search.

Harvey, who joined the symphony last June, has been instrumental in community outreach initiatives, developing relationships to enhance the concert-going experiences, updating administrative processes, and organizing the relocation of the Salisbury Symphony offices to the Gateway Building at 204 E. Innes St.

Bucher, A Salisbury resident for more than 25 years and a member of the Symphony Board, is a former school financial administrator and retired certified public accountant who served as chief financial officer for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools from 1992 to 2002.

John Brincefield, president, said the Salisbury Symphony board was disappointed to lose someone with Harvey’s qualifications.

“He has challenged the board and the Salisbury Symphony to examine everything that we do, and, for that, we are grateful. I wish him well as he continues his career,” Brincefield said.

Music Director David Hagy also weighed in.

“James has brought the symphony to the attention of many new individuals and organizations and has brought us new ways of enjoying the concert experience,” Hagy said. “We wish him well as he moves on to other activities.”

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