Overpaid Executive Martyrs

I read the article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer by Peter Dobrin about how the Philadelphia Orchestra’s executive board approved a $10,000-per-year raise for its president, Joseph H. Kluger.  The article went on to state that the pay raise came at a time when the orchestra’s leadership: ” cut compensation for its music director, asked employees to take a week’s unpaid vacation, fired seven employees in a cost-cutting move, and the orchestra …

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A Fascinating Article About a Fascinating Blog

Arts Journal recently linked to an article in the Washington Post written by Philip Kennicott.  The article focuses on Sam Bergman’s Road Trip blog here on Arts Journal that chronicles the recent Minnesota Orchestra’s tour of Europe.  If you haven’t read either the Washington Post article or the blog, you should. In Philip’s article, he summarizes one of the core problems with orchestral management in two simple paragraphs (as opposed the …

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