The most powerful woman in classical music – on the next Lebrecht Interviewmain
You know who she is without my having to name her.
Deborah Borda, boss of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl, former boss of the New York Phil and the force behind the Dude.
Deborah has spent her entire working life managing orchestras: she knows their problems deeper than anyone alive. We discuss which American orchestras are likeliest to fail, how they can connect with a different audience, why Dudamel is such a phenomenon, what really happened at the Met when Joe Volpe retired, what to look for in a conductor …. and much about her own life and times.
Deborah Borda as you’ve never heard her before. Monday 25th, 9pm UK time on BBC Radio 3… and streamed online for a week.