Cameron named Joffrey head
The Joffrey Ballet and Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater announced that veteran Chicago arts administrator Greg Cameronmost recently the chief operating officer of WTTW/WFMTwill join the Joffrey leadership team as its new executive director, effective July 1.
Kathleen Hechingerwho joined The Joffrey as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer in 2010 and has served as interim executive director since Marchhas been appointed to the new position of Joffrey Ballet deputy director.
Cameron currently serves as board chairman of The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.
Audra McDonald in Chicago Oct. 12
Audra McDonald, winner of five Tony Awards and two Grammys, makes her first appearance at Symphony Center since 2001 with a concert featuring selections from her new album, Go Back Home, on Saturday, October 12 at 8 p.m.
Released by Nonesuch Records on May 21, Go Back Home is McDonald's first solo recording in seven years. The disc features songs by composers with whom she has long been associated, including Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, Michael John LaChiusa, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, as well as selections that are relatively new to her repertoire, including the title track by Kander and Ebb.
Tickets are $40-$80; see www.cso.org or the Symphony Center box office (220 S. Michigan Ave), or call 312-294-3000.