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Challenge = Opportunity: Becoming Well Endowed!

Charleston, Virginia, Winston Salem, St Louis, Orlando Ballet, San Francisco Opera, plus many more organizations we don’t know about have financial issues!  Millions of dollars have been wiped off endowment balance sheets.  These are not rainy day funds, we all tap our endowment interest every year to help defray operating costs and shortfalls.  So now […]

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Future Shock…

This is the first in a series of postings about one musician’s desire to bring Classical Music back to the People, by whatever means necessary… Are you depressed yet?  It seems like every time you turn around there is another article about this orchestra cutting costs, that orchestra cutting concerts, the other orchestra in the […]

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Waving the Magic Wand

A pop survey – What is the most common gripe among orchestra players? In my experience it’s “Boy, this conductor sucks!”  I have heard it from several angles, including from inside the orchestra (I spent many years playing Orchestral Keyboards, probably the performance opportunity I miss most with having a conducting career) and from when […]

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