Where The Big Symphony Bucks Are: L.A.

“Chicago Symphony Orchestra President Deborah R. Card earned a salary of $423,300 for 2004-05. But she was far from being the highest-paid symphony orchestra executive director that season, according to figures reported to the IRS and posted last week by Drew McManus on his Adaptistration blog (artsjournal.com/adaptistration). … The symphony orchestra CEO who received the fattest compensation package by far was Card’s colleague Deborah Borda, executive director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who drew a whopping $1,325,542.”