Consultant Reports On What’s Ailing The Philadelphia Orchestra

Michael Kaiser “conducted more than 100 interviews with orchestra staff, board, donors, musicians, and interested others, and offers observations and advice on a shrinking audience and a funding base that has not kept pace with expenses. Kaiser’s report also paints a picture of an organization that is not very good at communication – with donors, musicians, the community, or the media. Among other ideas, the report suggests an annual town-hall meeting on the state of the orchestra.”