Allison Vulgamore Plans to Leave Philadelphia Orchestra in December - A Tempo (6/24)
Allison Vulgamore, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, this week announced her plans to step down at the end of December, when her contract expires. During her tenure, she led the orchestra through bankruptcy proceedings and oversaw the expansion of community engagement initiatives, including its HEAR (Health, Education, Access and Research) program. This week on A Tempo (6/24), host Rachel Katz interviews Vulgamore about her legacy and the orchestra's next steps. She will also speak with orchestra management consultant Drew McManus, who writes the Adaptistration blog, about management changes at the Philadelphia Orchestra and other major US orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
This week's program also includes an update on efforts to save Westminster Choir College, looking at a lawsuit filed this week in New York in a US District Court looking to bar Rider University from selling the campus to a commercial developer and to spin the choir college off independently.