N.C. Symphony names new leader

Posted September 8, 2010

— Don K. Davis, a 7-year member of the North Carolina Symphony Board of Trustees and a retiree from the senior management team at Progress Energy, will serve as interim president and CEO of the symphony while it looks for a replacement for David Chambless Worters.

Worters is leaving to take a similar job with the Van Cliburn Foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Worters's resignation is effective Nov. 15. Davis will take on his duties on Monday.

Worters was recruited to the Cliburn after an international search and succeeds Richard Rodzinski, who retired in September 2009. 


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  • GRush Sep 9, 2010

    The musicians of the symphony are not public employees; only a very few (less than a dozen) of the employees are actually paid state government employees. They are for the most part the people in the office doing paperwork for accounting for the funds the Symphony gets, scheduling the performances, etc. The State gives the symphony money as a grant, basically, to fulfill the mission to provide access to the entire state. The NC Symphony is the only one in the country which travels the state performing for schools and communities where a symphony orchestra might otherwise never be seen or heard.

  • Mugu Sep 9, 2010

    The symphony is a waste of money.

    One's culture does not revolve around a bunch of lazy, overpaid fatcats living off of the public dole... or maybe it does.