Followers of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are entitled to feel confused.
Last season it increased box-office sales and made internal economies, cutting ten admin jobs, yet still wound up with a A$577,653 deficit.
The orch has a new Canadian chief exec coming in – Sophie Galaise, lately of the Brisbane Symph.
Her predecessors have gone on from Melbourne to run the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orch.
Sophie will need to find a new formula. Details here.