Robert Flanagan’s recent book, The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras, offers an analysis of the economic challenges facing orchestras in the U.S. He explores interrelated strategies around performance revenues and expenses; and increasing non-performance related income to suggest a pathway to greater economic security for orchestras.
Dr. Robert J. Flanagan, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Labor Economics and Policy Analysis, Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Hugh Long, chair, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
It's oh-so-easy to allow financial constraints to drive institutional decision-making. This session will focus on creating alignment between the orchestra's mission and the financial realities within which it functions.
Deborah Rutter, president, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Ed Sermier, director, national customized services, Nonprofit Finance Fund