I’ve taken up “fencing” working as an Administrator and Music Director, I see more clearly one problem that orchestras need to address, and NOW!…..
It has been a long time coming but I now believe that there is an end to the beginning in sight. Something Old – a Recap The implosion of the Minnesota Orchestra, so brilliantly dubbed the “Minnegeddon,” has shattered the illusion that the governance model of the 1950s is adequate to the task of running [...]
And here we are. Can we finally have a revolutionary discussion? Or are we going to pretend, in the face of all contrary evidence, that the system still works?
Last night the locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra played another concert under the direction of Mad Stan Skrowaczewski. Here in its entirety is the pre-concert speech given by M.O. violist Sam Bergman.
Somehow I sincerely doubt that when Drew McManus asked me to participate in an online blog about the classical music industry he had the idea of me starting a very public international pissing match with an established author. Too bad.
Did you notice? Did anybody notice? Really? Look again….
The Year of Living Dangerously in the classical orchestral world continues. This time we get an interesting twist on the standard with the West Coast edition. After a while it’s hard not to get desensitized to all the bad news out there. Then I ran into a civilian.
“There is a very fine line between genius and insanity.” These are words of truth, and they are also words of tragedy.