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!…..
About Ron SpigelmanMusic Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in NY and Principal Pops Conductor for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
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There is a cue that Orchestras could take from the audition process for musicians that can be applied to the hiring of management or even the recruitment of board members…..
I was fully prepared to leave the Minnesota Orchestra posts to my partner in Blog Bill, and Drew at Adaptistration, but something I read really ticked me off!…..this is about attitude….
The disarray that is the orchestra world may pale into comparison to what potentially may happen to nearly all arts organizations if we don’t prepare for what the evidence suggests is coming. The arts could be gutted as a result of this election, and it’s bigger than eliminating the NEA, much bigger….
There is a free fall happening that is hard to get our collective heads around, and the infighting going on in orchestras is shutting out the most valuable and viable of voices, the audience. Whether it’s a lockout (Indy), a force in (Jacksonville), a bankruptcy or a strike, the “why can’t we all just get [...]
The true deficit in an organization in trouble is the one in leadership. That is what ultimately turns a crack in the veneer into a fault line in the foundation. This is what is happening in Indianapolis, and it’s the first thing that needs to be addressed. Unfortunately the lack of leadership is working in [...]
How lucky am I to have had the honor of working with Marvin. For 4 years I assisted him, accompanied him and produced a Holiday album when he was Principal Pops Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and I was associate conductor. I have a story, a moment and a couple of classic one liners that [...]
It seems that there is a lot of energy being put into finding ways to either shut an orchestra down or seriously compromise it’s existence. I don’t remember receiving an invitation to the “20,000 (Orchestra) Leagues Under the Sea” conference. The plans range from bankruptcy (Syracuse), canceling a season (Delaware), to trying to hire “new” [...]
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- Minnesota – A Calamity in One Tragic Act December 3, 2012
- IT’S SCHOENBERG’S FAULT! June 27, 2012
- It needs to be about CONTEXT not URTEXT!!!! May 26, 2010
- Bill’s Rules for the Industry January 14, 2013
- The Sinking of the Minnesota March 17, 2012
- Kill The NEA November 3, 2010
- More Fence Sitting Needed! May 19, 2013
- Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue State May 10, 2013
- If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It May 6, 2013
- From Sam With Love April 26, 2013
- An Open Letter to Norman Lebrecht April 17, 2013
- The Nuclear Option April 11, 2013