Category : Blog Archive Mar 12th, 2009

Another orchestra makes deep cuts. This time, it’s the Philadelphia Orchestra:

The Philadelphia Orchestra, which appears at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday evening, is functioning without a permanent board chairman, chief executive or music director. It has canceled a prestigious European tour scheduled for this summer, delayed a project to stream concerts on the Internet, and will see its recording deal end with no clear extension or replacement certain….

On Wednesday the orchestra announced salary reductions and deep cuts in the administrative staff. Those measures are the sharpest shrinkage recently among the traditional Big Five orchestras, which also include those of Boston, New York, Chicago and Cleveland. The Pittsburgh Symphony said on Monday that it would lay off nine employees and cut two unfilled jobs.