“I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired.” Those were the first words out of an executive’s mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend…
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I just read two articles from the New York Times about the apparent appointment of Marin Alsop as the new Music Director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In order to head off some of the email I expect to receive regarding whether or not Ms. Alsop should or shouldn't be the new music director based [...]
I received a several unexpected telephone calls at the tail end of my vacation from inside sources at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Each one was about the same issue; the music director search currently underway to replace Yuri Temirkanov. I immediately realized something was up because I don't usually receive several phone calls from different [...]