Deborah Borda: ‘You gotta play the long game’main
Fascinating profile of the Los Angeles Philharmonic president in her city blatt. Doesn’t delve much below the epidermis – her Dutch predecessor left ‘undisclosed issues between him and the board’ (oh, yeah?) – but the reporter does well to convey the optimistic charge that this orch chief infuses into her organisation and its far-flung relationships.
More than most in her isolated and often harassed position, she thinks constantly beyond the medium term.
Sample quote: An orchestra has to have “the patience and courage to play the long game,” said Borda. “I don’t think anything we’ve done is revolutionary, but it has been seriously evolutionary…. What we’re moving toward, in essence, are micro-audiences.”