Philadelphia Orchestra Money Woes Require Shared Leadership, Not Demands

Musicians must take responsibility for the future of the Orchestra and not simply make demands. They should assume a leadership role and not blame outcomes on management.  Many things are at stake in Philadelphia.

Orchestra at a Juncture (from

Now five months old, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s bankruptcy case has come to a critical fork in the road.

Wednesday’s hearing before Judge Eric L. Frank was a subdued affair, with only a few lawyers present and no orchestra players or staff, but it was important for laying out two possible imminent paths – a quick resolution or a long, acrimonious battle that could stretch on for some time and have tragic consequences for the orchestra.

Read more…