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HPO’s Diana Weir taking on new opportunity at Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Diana Weir will be leaving the organization in January to move into the newly created role of Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 

“Diana’s contribution to the HPO in ensuring the organization’s financial stability while also supporting the exquisite artistic vision of Music Director Gemma New has resulted in record growth and revenues over the past few seasons,” said Board Chair Anne Tennier. “While the organization will greatly miss Diana, we are thrilled for her that her experience with the HPO over the last seven years has earned her this extraordinary opportunity with the TSO.” 

HPO Executive Director Diana Weir moving to TSO

Joining the orchestra in 2013, Weir was appointed Executive Director in December 2016. She is credited with leading the turnaround in the orchestra’s s finances. A news release from the HPO board read in part, “under her leadership, the HPO has successfully undertaken ambitious mainstage programming, increased the range of full orchestral services, initiated and grown unprecedented community engagement and outreach, implemented a new strategic plan and reported five consecutive years of surpluses. In 2019, the HPO’s budget exceeded $2M for the first time since 1995 and in January of this year Diana was awarded the John Hobday Award for Arts Management from the Canada Council.”

 Kim Varian, former Director of Communications and Development, will serve as Interim Executive Director. The Board of Directors expects to initiate the search for a permanent Executive Director in the new year.

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