The New York Times reports the Philadelphia Orchestra is having a hard time selling tickets, worsening its financial crisis. "“The situation is very serious, and the musicians are looking at the situation with management to find the best course of action,” John Koen, a cellist and the chairman of the players’ committee, said. Mr. Koen added that the poor ticket sales made “a bad situation a little bit worse.” Meanwhile, he said, $8 million of a planned $15 million emergency fund had been raised from donors to tide over the orchestra. “The bridge funding should be enough, if we get it, to get us through this temporary crisis,” Mr. Koen said. In the fall the orchestra reported a deficit of $3.2 million on a budget of about $47 million for last season. That shortfall, the orchestra said at the time, could rise to at least $7.5 million this season. Orchestra members too were reluctant to comment. One spoke on condition of anonymity, saying Ms. Vulgamore had told the players not to speak to outsiders."