The former head of the Kennedy Center was once described as the Turnaround King.
But that was decades ago.
Since he left Washington five years ago, demand has dropped for the Kaiser’s snake-oil.
But then Baltimore is so far behind the times, they might easily have hired Rudolf Bing.
Dumb, dumber, dumbest.
Here’s the press release, just dropped:
November 19, 2019 – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) announced today that Michael Kaiser of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management will help develop the Orchestra’s plan for the future.
“We are pleased to have an expert of the caliber of Michael Kaiser to work with us to develop a multi-year plan,” said BSO Board Chairman Barry Rosen.
BSO President and CEO Peter Kjome stated, “The year ahead will be pivotal for the BSO, and we are deeply grateful that generous supporters of the Orchestra have enabled us to engage Michael Kaiser. With the active involvement of stakeholders across the organization, our efforts working with Michael will result in a compelling plan that better integrates artistic vision and business strategies.”
“The musicians are very encouraged to have Michael Kaiser on board to help preserve the amazing orchestra that has been built here over the last 104 years,” said BSO Players Committee Chair Brian Prechtl. “Michael recognizes that compelling art is the key to helping arts organizations prosper.”