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Philadelphia Pensions: Then And Now

Philadelphia Pensions: Then And Now

Hopefully, you caught Peter Dobrin’s article in the 6/27/2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer which examines the Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s (POA) request to be relieved from their musician pension obligations via their bankruptcy petition. Dobrin provides an enormous amount of insight into current events an additional item worth considering here is the POA’s historic position […]

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"Failure Begins At The Top"

“Failure Begins At The Top”

Today’s headline is an excerpt from a piece by San Francisco Chronicle music critic, Joshua Kosman, in an article that was published on 6/19/2011. Kosman’s article is the latest in a growing chorus of voices within the extended field that are taking a much harder look at the root of problems among performing arts organizations […]

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Editorial Cartoon Philadelphia Artistic Planning

Editorial Cartoon: The Philly Plan

It seems that the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Peter Dobrin struck another chord with Dixon, Adaptistration’s editorial cartoonist. On 6/12/2011, the Inquirer published a comprehensive article from Dobrin that examines the artistic elements of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association’s (POA) new strategic plan. With excerpts such as “Artistic leadership by committee is a path to mediocrity.” it isn’t […]

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Get Money, Get Paid

Two articles worth looking into came out last week that touched on what will almost certainly become an increasing flashpoint of attention in coming months: executive compensation. First up is Peter Dobrin’s article in the 6/9/2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer that takes a long look at recently released compensation figures for Philadelphia Orchestra Association […]

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Dixon Editorial Cartoon 5-31-2011

Editorial Cartoon Day: Philadelphia

It seems that Peter Dobrin’s article in the 5/29/2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Philly Orchestra’s just released strategic plan has garnered a great deal of attention (we’ll be looking at all of that later in the week) including none other than Dixon, the ever-sharp creative force behind the hit orchestra biz comic […]

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Philadelphia; In Their Own Words

Philadelphia; In Their Own Words

On 5/20/2011 Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) CEO and President Allison Vulgamore and Orchestra Musicians Committee chair and cellist John Koen joined WHYY host Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times to discuss the future of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At nearly one hour (w/commercials) it’s a long program but the entire episode is available at the show’s archives… […]

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Accountability: A Referendum On You

Last week was a abuzz with Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) bankruptcy news at the Philadelphia Inquirer. It published op-ed articles on 5/18/2011 about the POA’s bankruptcy decision from board chair Richard B. Worley and musician spokesperson and cellist John Koen. On 5/19/2011 classical music critic Peter Dobrin posted a commentary piece that cast reservations on […]

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