In Friday’s (3/6) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin reports, “The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, beset by the same economic woes hitting most performing arts institutions, has dismissed four employees—a third of its administrative staff—and opened the door to canceling its May 9 performance, the last of its three subscription concerts. ‘It’s a hard period, and we’re looking at everything and trying to make decisions that will keep the orchestra thriving,’ the orchestra’s president, Jane M. Gullong, said on Thursday. The orchestra runs on a $3 million budget; Ms. Gullong declined to say how large a deficit it was facing. Asked if the May concert would go forward, she said, ‘At this moment there isn’t anything we’re not looking at.’ ”
Posted March 6, 2009