Long Island Philharmonic’s recession tactics

Posted on: September 22, 2009

New York’s Long Island Philharmonic has announced a rescheduling of its planned season-opening concerts, which were to have taken place on October 17 and 18, 2009. The orchestra’s season will now begin with a November 14 concert at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York. The October concerts will move to June 19 and 20, 2010, with the originally planned program in place, including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with pianist Joseph Kalichstein as soloist. The orchestra’s board of directors also initiated a Fight The Recession Challenge Match to offset reduced funding from government and corporate sources due to the recession. The goal of the challenge is to raise $250,000 by November 30, 2009, launched with an initial matching fund of $50,000 from Murray and Lillian Barbash and Dr. Leon and Joan Lachman. “These steps will allow the Philharmonic to complete its entire season in accordance with its 2009-10 balanced budget and relieve the recession-caused strain on cash flow,” said Executive Director Stephen Belth. 

Posted September 22, 2009