In a good week to bury bad news, the New York Philharmonic has been shedding key staff.
Ed Yim, v-p of artists planning, quit yesterday for a better job.
Today, the orchestra’s head fundraiser, Lisa Mantone, found her way to the exit. Lisa was Vice President for Advancement and Communications. She had only been in the post for a year.
To cover its bare patches the Philharmonic has promoted Vince Ford, Director of Digital Media, together with the head of PR, to vice-presidential status.
‘You can see where the priorities lie,’ says a disgruntled insider. ‘Two senior staff members (fundraising and artistic) are leaving and two v-ps are created – communications and digital media.’