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 [...]
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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.
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.
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….
For weeks I have meant to sit down and write this particular blog. I have had the red line proposals from the Minnesota Orchestra administration for two months, and I have promised my blog mate Drew that I would be a part of a detailed analysis on the impact of these proposals and the implications [...]
As my blog-buddy Drew McManus has mentioned we are going to start an in-depth series on the red line contract proposal from the Minnesota Orchestra. There will be much jaw dropping and gnashing of teeth – contradictory actions I’d like to point out – but hopefully it will be enlightening for all and sundry. I [...]
I’m sorry if I come off as a pessimist. That’s actually not true. I consider myself more of a realist when looking at today’s world of classical music. But I am living at Ground Zero in the orchestra debacle and it is hard to look past the ditch currently being dug in Minnesota. However, something [...]
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- IT’S SCHOENBERG’S FAULT! June 27, 2012
- It needs to be about CONTEXT not URTEXT!!!! May 26, 2010
- Minnesota – A Calamity in One Tragic Act December 3, 2012
- Bill’s Rules for the Industry January 14, 2013
- The Sinking of the Minnesota March 17, 2012
- Kill The NEA November 3, 2010
- 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
- Through the Looking Glass March 22, 2013