Dobrin: PhilOrch Has Dug Itself A Big Hole

Peter Dobrin says that the Philadelphia Orchestra has never really had much of a handle on this whole music director search business. “The orchestra is once again looking for (any?) port in a storm… Waiting for chemistry could take years, but the orchestra really has no choice if it remains committed to the idea of musical quality as the criterion. No one can afford another arranged marriage. Too much is at stake, and some critics believe that the orchestra is already injured.”