Thursday, January 17, 2008
Baltimore Symphony ends year in the black
The Baltimore Symphony was able to changing course and post a balanced budget for the first time in five years, according to this article in the Baltimore Sun. Credit goes to some fortuitous planning by the BSO organization, which is led by President Paul Meecham, who used to be the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. Meecham lasted two years in Seattle before running into problems with maestro Gerard Schwarz. Meecham took over a difficult job at Baltimore, which was saddled with a $19 million deficit. In the meantime, the Seattle Symphony keeps plugging ahead with Schwarz and is posting a record year according to this article in crosscut.