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Not breaking news (from Detroit)

Yesterday, the Detroit News published a piece¬†by Lawrence Johnson that examines some of the continuing problems at the Detroit Symphony, especially the ongoing trend of departing musicians. I was especially intrigued by the quotes from Tony Woodcock and DSO Executive Director Anne Parsons, who’s management style reminds me more and more of Dick Cheney. Or […]

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Tailgate update

Many elements of Philadelphia’s new strategic plan are bound to be controversial. But look closely and you’ll observe that at least they had the good sense to propose one of my ideas regarding¬†orchestral dress. I suppose it’s kind of amazing that they read all the way to my last paragraph. Not sure about them as […]

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Tick Tock

I figured I’d try to get one more post up this summer, which obviously wasn’t my most prolific as far as writing. The situation in Detroit could eventually have a profound impact on anyone with an orchestra job- it’s sort of a perfect storm involving one of the country’s most esteemed ensembles. The outcome there […]

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