In Saturday’s (4/18) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “The Brooklyn Philharmonic, running a deficit and facing declining revenues, has canceled its final program this season, on May 9, and all of next season’s subscription concerts, the orchestra said Friday. The orchestra said it would continue its teaching projects and school concerts, which still have funding, mainly from government sources. The orchestra, which is led by Michael Christie, usually presents about four programs a year at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. J. Barclay Collins II, the orchestra’s board chairman, said the philharmonic was in talks with the Brooklyn Academy about paying some of the concert costs for future seasons.”

Posted April 20, 2009