November 18, 2017
 
Jonathan Kaledin Now President of Cape Arts & Entertainment

Jonathan Kaledin
November 10, 2017 — Cape Arts & Entertainment, a Hyannis nonprofit that is the parent organization of the Cape Symphony and Cape Conservatory, recently announced Jonathan Kaledin has been named president/CEO.

He succeeds Roland Valliere, who resigned from the post last December to pursue other professional interests. Linda Mawhinney, chief operating officer of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) managed operations in the interim.

Douglas MacDonald, board chair of CA&E, said of Kaledin, “We believe his dual experience in executive management and professional musicianship provides for a unique perspective that will be valuable in guiding Cape Arts & Entertainment, and its two organizations, the Cape Symphony and Conservatory, to new levels.”

During his career, and while becoming one of the country’s noted public interest environmental executives, Kaledin played in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (1984-1996) and substituted in the Albany Symphony Orchestra (1996-2007) during his years in upstate New York.

Kaledin previously served as executive director of the Boston-based National Water Education/Funding Council, executive director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship, the New York Regional Counsel for The Nature Conservancy, general counsel of environmental affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and executive vice president/general counsel of Natural Systems Utilities in Princeton, New Jersey.

“I am delighted and honored to be joining Cape Arts & Entertainment as President and CEO,” said Kaledin. “I hope to bring my decades of experience thinking about and running non-profit organizations to bear on the further growth and development of Cape Arts & Entertainment and the Cape Symphony & Conservatory.

"Both the Symphony and Conservatory are models of highly functioning, important contributors to the arts on Cape Cod. Our next goal is to determine how best to continue advancing its growth and success. In partnership with other regional and community arts and culture organizations, we will elevate the Cape as one of the country’s nationally recognized arts and culture centers.”

Kaledin currently sits on the board of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and has been a board member of the Ausable Press, a nonprofit poetry publishing company, and the Pierian Sodality – the board of directors of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. He also served on the board of the Albany Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters and several private sector boards.

Kaledin received his Bachelor of Arts degree music from Harvard University, and his J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law.

The Cape Symphony, which performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis, is led by artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak and provides musical instruction as well as classes in dance and art at campuses. It also operates a pre-school program that combines traditional academics with the arts.

The Cape Conservatory, founded in 1956, merged with the Cape Symphony in 2010, which together now constitute the largest arts organization on Cape Cod. Today, 1,200 students participate in 60 programs at sites in Barnstable and Falmouth.

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