Policy Brief

  • Symphony Orchestra Travails Come to Pittsburgh

    For quite some time symphony orchestras across the country have been dealing with problems of falling attendance and financial difficulties.  Several have filed for bankruptcy; some have suffered musician strikes; some have been somewhat successful at increasing endowment funding; others … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • Around the Public Policy Horn

    Says Christian Schornich, the chief operating officer of the strike-bound Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to the Tribune-Review:   “Most of our concerts are losses and designed to be this way because we are a nonprofit.”   Indeed, nonprofit rules are strict. … Continue reading