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Nave resigns as Philharmonic leader

Nave

J.L. Nave III has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, effective Dec. 31, the organization announced today.

The Philharmonic's board accepted Nave's resignation at a meeting Tuesday, the organization said in a statement.

"Throughout his tenure with us, J.L. has been instrumental in guiding our effort to improve business practices so that we can achieve our goal of sustaining our fabulous orchestra for generations to come," said Carol Lindquist, chair of the board, in the statement.

"Through his impressive business credentials and his role in the national orchestra community, J.L. helped us avoid the disruption of services experienced by other orchestras that are facing challenges similar to those we are facing."

Nave joined the Philharmonic in 2006 and established title sponsors for all subscription series, the statement said. Last year, it said, he negotiated a contract with local musicians "that required significant concessions from them."

Nave said in the statement: "I'm very proud of all we have accomplished together. Everybody is pulling in one direction.

"As we begin our 71st season, it's clear that The Phil needs to focus even more on raising money. Now that momentum is building again, it feels like I have accomplished what I was brought here to do and it's time for new leadership to guide the new work of The Phil."

The board will begin a national search for Nave's replacement immediately, the statement said.

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