The Philadelphia Orchestra, the largest in the United States, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is being re-named the Philadelphia Orchestrated Care Orchestra.
A team of former members of the Philadelphia Philharmonic has been named the orchestra’s new care coordinator, with the orchestra now operating under a new name: The Philharmonia of Care.
The new care coordinators are a team of musicians, singers, performers and sound engineers who have been tasked with improving the orchestra.
The goal of the project is to “deliver the best care to the Orchestra’s members, staff, patrons, and guests,” said the orchestra in a statement.
“The new design ensures the Orchestra has a new, innovative, and professional sounding orchestra and ensures that the Philharmonics’ role as a care organization is enhanced by new leadership and technical support.”
The orchestra said it was working with a team to find a permanent replacement to the former care coordinator.
It is also offering to cover the salary of the new care supervisor, the orchestra said.
“We’re proud to have been entrusted with the responsibilities of care for the Orchestra, and we are committed to serving as a caring and professional organization for our members, patrons and guests, our colleagues, our families and community,” the orchestra stated.
“In order to achieve this, we need to maintain a strong workforce of care coordinatives and to ensure that we can support our musicians in their efforts to perform their best work in the Philadelphias finest venues and venues across the country,” the statement added.