From the MSO's announcement
MSO President/CEO Ryan Fleur called her a leader and a "driving force" in the organization, exemplified by two popular MSO programs designed by musicians - Opus One and Leading From Every Chair. Gilmore helped plan both programs from inception. Her enthusiasm and ideas were instrumental in making Opus One a success among critics and audiences.
Fleur said the Omaha orchestra quickly recognized a star in the violinist when she performed as a guest. "She has superb technique and will be a great orchestral leader," he said, adding, "Susanna's talents as a teacher and community leader will be put to good use there."