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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra president to resign

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during a concert in February.
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during a concert in February. Star-Telegram

The president of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association will resign in July, the orchestra announced in a press release Thursday.

Amy Adkins, who was president of the orchestra for six years, will be taking a job as president of the All Saints Health Foundation.

Adkins’ departure announcement comes months after the orchestra and its musicians resolved a labor strike that had canceled concerts from mid-September through the end of the year. The strike ended in December, when an anonymous donor gave $700,000 to cover the increased cost of the musicians’ salaries.

Adkins was named president of the orchestra in 2011 after working as its vice president of development since 2002. Before that, she had been the orchestra’s first education coordinator, from 1995 to 1998.

“While it is difficult to say goodbye, it is my great fortune to take with me an abundance of experiences and friendships,” Adkins said in the press release. “The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I will continue to be its champion.”

Dione Kennedy, president and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth, which owns Bass Hall, praised Adkins in a statement.

“Amy led her organization through some incredibly difficult times,” Kennedy said. “While we didn’t always agree on everything, I have nothing but admiration and respect for her.”

In her new position with All Saints Health Foundation, Adkins will lead fundraising efforts for Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. She will begin the new job in August, the foundation said in a statement.

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