The Overture Center Foundation, the nonprofit that will take over management of the arts center on Jan. 1, has narrowed its search for a new executive director down to five people.
Four of the candidates are from out of town; the fifth is Overture's current director, Tom Carto. The board expects to make an offer by the end of the year, says Overture spokesman Robert Chappell.
"They're all very well qualified and accomplished people," Chappell says. "It's a matter of finding the right fit for the organization."
Chappell says the foundation promised the candidates confidentiality and won't be releasing their names.