Plenty Of Blame For Florida Philharmonic Failure

So the Florida Philharmonic has slipped under the waves, the latest American orchestra casualty. “Blame for the philharmonic’s misfortunes can certainly be spread around. Uninspired, unmotivated, unprepared, unrealistic and sometimes simply petty administrators and board members would surely get their share; some myopic musicians who fanned adversarial labor relations over the years wouldn’t escape, either. (It’s not surprising that a disillusioned Judd departed a few seasons ago.) Ultimately, though, it’s the well-oiled in the community that have to take the heat, the folks who could have stepped up to the plate way back when the first deficits appeared. The arts don’t come cheap.”