Sometimes I really don’t get certain ideas that come along. One of the recent ideas I’m clueless about is the concept behind the Canton Symphony’s releasing a calendar which apparently features pictures of orchestra musicians, administrators, board members, and volunteers in risque situations.
Archive | March, 2005
Ever since the Axelrod/NJSO instrument collection scandal broke into the news headlines, people have become fascinated with how the world of high end string instruments operates. Today’s Soundcheck radio program on WNYC will focus on that very issue. I’ve written about the Axelrod instruments here and at my Neo Classical column and as such I’ll be one of the on-air guests along with string instrument dealer Fritz Reuter to discuss some of the prominent issues and respond to callers. When & Where Monday, March 28th, from 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET. WNYC’s Soundcheck hosted […]
I received a call from a musician a few days ago who was very upset about a situation in their orchestra. The frustration in this person’s voice was almost palpable, even over the telephone. The problem had to do with some contradictory evidence about ticket sales. This particular player is currently volunteering as a musician representative to their orchestra’s marketing department and as such, they attend regular marketing committee meetings. The musician explained that according to the information they were receiving in those meetings, the organization has been performing at 108% of […]