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Jacksonville: $1.25 Mil. In Concessions But Lockout Ensues

Although a 15 hour negotiating session on December 14, 2007 yielded $1.25 million in concessions from musicians, the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) and the Jacksonville Symphony Players' Association (JSPA) were unable to craft a final agreement. As a result, the current lockout will continue well into the opening weeks of 2008. Furthermore, the JSA will [...]
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Perlman x 2

The Westchester Philharmonic's recent decision to appoint Itzhak Perlman as artistic director received a double-dose of attention this week in the New York media. The New York Times published an article by Dan Wakin which examines Mr. Perlman's trek toward a regular conducting gig. The other article was published as an opinion piece in Newsday [...]
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Tampa Settles While Jacksonville Remains Locked Out

On Sunday, 12/9/2007 the musicians of the Florida Orchestra (located in Tampa, FL) ratified a three year contract after having been engaged in play-and-talk since September. The three-year concessionary agreement averted what would have become the second work stoppage by a professional orchestra in the state of Florida… Although the contract reduces the number of [...]
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Inside The Arts Puts Butts In The Seats

Regulars to the cultural blogosphere are likely familiar with Joe Patti's blog, Butts In The Seats; musings on practical solutions for arts management. It has been one of my favorite blogs ever since its inaugural post nearly three years ago and I am pleased to announce that Joe has agreed to make Butts In The [...]
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Breaking News: JAX Government Weighs In On Lockout

After weeks of conspicuous silence, the local Jacksonville government has weighed in on the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) lockout via an emergency resolution… Jacksonville City Council Member, Glorius Johnson, introduced a resolution during a council meeting on 12/11/2007 requesting emergency passage of Resolution 2007-1361, which states, in part: A RESOLUTION STRONGLY ENCOURAGING THE JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY [...]
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What Bill Said…

Bill Eddins posted a great piece yesterday at Sticks and Drones about the New York Philharmonic's decision to perform in North Korea. In a way that is so uniquely "Bill", he made a number of points that demonstrate the value of Occam's razor in examining seemingly complex issues… This is precisely what I suggested back [...]
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