In Friday’s (3/20) Philadelphia Inquirer, Peter Dobrin writes about a key leadership appointment at the Philadelphia Orchestra. “Richard B. Worley, a wealthy and, by many accounts, knowledgeable orchestra lover who has served in several board capacities, was elected chairman of the Orchestra Association Thursday. His term starts in September, though he has already begun laying the groundwork for his agenda. Joseph Jacovini, who has been acting board chair since the early departure of Harold A. Sorgenti, will continue in his role until Worley takes over. Worley, 63, an investment advisor, is married to lawyer Leslie Anne Miller, who has led the Kimmel Center in various roles. … Worley is managing director of Permit Capital Group, LLC, an investment firm. … The immediate agenda for Worley is formidable. He must work to stanch the red ink threatening the orchestra’s balance sheet this season and next; hire a permanent president to lead the administration; oversee a music director search; and manage a dialogue between the board and musicians.”
Posted March 20, 2009


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