Archive | January, 2005

Entrepreneurialism Is Alive And Well

It's hard enough to get a job as a classical musician these days and the odds at building a successful career as a soloist are even tighter.  Now imagine that you want to build a career as a full time tuba soloist, sounds impossible doesn't it? Fortunately, there's one musician who decided to combine his remarkable abilities as a musician and a businessman to embark on something that many traditionalists in this business would claim to be impossible; his name is Patrick Sheridan.   The Partial Observer published an article today I wrote [...]
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More Canceled Auditions In St. Louis

Back at the beginning of the January the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra management made the 11th hour decision to cancel the semi final and final rounds of the scheduled French Horn and Double Bass auditions which ignited a firestorm of media attention and a War of words regarding whether or not he musicians of the SLSO were on strike or being locked out.  A few days later, it appeared that the players were indeed locked out although management continues to assert they are on strike.  The only sure thing you can count [...]
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Keeping Up With The Jones’ In New Jersey Part 4

The final installment in the series of articles examining the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Internal Review Report will continue where Part 3 finished.  After examining issues of valuation and authenticity what’s left are some of the most critical issues related to any musical instrument, how they sound and what the musicians think of them. Issue #3 How they sound As discovered in Part 3, even the NJSO appears to be dancing around the issue of whether or not the authenticity of the instruments really matters they do seem to be concerned with […]

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Keeping Up With The Jones’ In New Jersey Part 3

Part 3 in the series of articles examining the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Internal Review Report will continue where Part 2 finished, whether or not all of the instruments in the Axelrod collection are authentic. As was examined in Part 2, there were numerous contradictions between the Trustee’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations regarding the value of the collection.  More important than value however, is authenticity, one of the cornerstones used to establish value. As you will see, even the term authenticity is almost entirely avoided in the report’s conclusions and recommendations, instead, […]

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Too Much Snow And Cold

Due to the heavy snow in the Northeast  it was quite a chore shoveling all the snow from the driveway - Keeping Up With The Jones' In New Jersey Part 3 will be delayed until tomorrow.  If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, now's a good time to catch up. In the meantime, there's a great article from Sunday's Dallas Morning News by Scott Cantrell which examines the Dallas Symphony's new music director search.
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