Archive | April, 2007

Ticket Prices At Modern Art Notes

Long time Adaptistration readers know that issues related to ticket price are a fundamental topic. Along those lines, my ever-sharp AJ blogging neighbor Tyler Green is producing a must-read collection of articles with his recent salvo of spot-on observations of ticket price issues in the world of art museums... First, there are a set of articles which unravel the mountain of spin coming from some Denver Museum of Art executive managers. If that's not enough, he even takes some much needed jabs at the Denver mass media establishment by calling them (or [...]
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Rolling The Odometer

It went by so quietly I didn't even notice it, but Adaptistration crossed the 1,000 posts mark on April 4, 2007... After checking the publication archive, the post which tripped the odometer was none other than Leonard Slatkin's Take A Friend To Orchestra contribution. At 1000+ posts and 863 reader comments I'm pleased to say that Adaptistration has become a mainstay as a forum for truly independent discussion of all things related to orchestra management. Contributing a niche voice to such a wonderful medium such as the one provided by Arts Journal [...]
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#4 - Honolulu Symphony Orchestra

All About Potential Part 1

Even though the business of professional symphonic orchestras has taken a prolonged beating (hang on, we’re not off the bumpy road quite yet) that doesn’t mean opportunity and potential have gone the way of the dodo. In fact, several symphonic orchestra organizations are in just the right place at the right time to accomplish truly great things. As such, I’ve compiled a list of seven orchestras which have in them the ability to do great things by the 2013/2014 season. If even a few of them are able to realize this potential, […]

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In The Right Place At The Right Time

"There has never been a better time to be in this business" - I've said that for the past few years and it's still true. Moreover, that adage is especially applicable for select group of professional orchestras... I'll be publishing an article tomorrow which will announce that group of orchestras which have the greatest amount of potential among their peers to make tremendous gains in the next seven years. Nevertheless, for those of you who enjoy spoilers, I'll give you a sneak peak at the ensemble in the top slot: DANGER - [...]
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