Philadelphia Orchestra still far short of safety target as players fleemain
The board has raised $35.5 million towards an immediate $44 million target, but that’s way short of the $160 million needed to stay afloat.
Meanwhile, Peter Dobrin reports that three principal players have fled to other orchestras and a fourth, trombonist Nitzan Haroz,
is auditioning for Los Angeles. Dobrin fears a further wave of defections and warns that the very character of the orchestra is being undermined.