Other orchestras have gone through tough times in the recession and are now seeing record turnarounds, including successful endowment fund campaigns and long-range development planning. Those orchestras have succeeded in overcoming adversity with a positive vision working in collaboration with musicians.
Management claims that in Fort Worth "we're not growing and neither is anyone else." But according to the City of Fort Worth website, downtown Fort Worth is the largest job center in Tarrant County with 44,000 jobs and $2.6 billion dollars in revenue. Surely the city that Forbes Magazine rated the "Fastest Growing City in Texas Since the Recession" can sustain a world-class orchestra.