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I Was Wondering The Same Thing

Joe Patti published an article on 10/6/14 that examines the recent pop-up protest that transpired during a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) that asked the very same questions running through my head after coming across the news; specifically, “why did they choose to do this at a SLSO concert? Patti goes on to provide some […]

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Sick Day

<sarcasm>Hooray for summer colds!</sarcasm> I’m under the weather today but fortunately, there’s no shortage of great content out there and one article in particular tackles the very touchy subject of what to do with employees that toe the Return on Investment line and how some groups just keep borderline employees around “just because.” Don’t think […]

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If The Met’s Overgrown, It’s Not Labor’s Fault

Conductor Bill Eddins posted an intriguing article at Sticks And Drones on 7/15/2014 titled Dear Mr. Gelb… that examines the notion of The Met’s claims of being too big for its own good from a very different perspective. I won’t spoil it for you but Eddins has no problem pointing a finger squarely at the […]

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Almost Back To Normal

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as having main power almost within reach after operating on auxiliary power for several days and to that end, I’m still occupied with getting everything shipshape so there’s only a quick pointer to an article in the 6/29/2014 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette by Paul Srubas that reports […]

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Are You Ready To Get Pissed Off?

On June 20, 2014, Michele Bachmann declared that John Adams’ opera, The Death of Klinghoffer, is “a sympathetic portrayal of terrorism against the Jewish people” (h/t @SoundNotion). Bachmann attempts to portray the Met, and by extension all arts and culture organizations in America, as a champion of anti-Semitism but it is clear that she’s doing […]

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Forehead Slap

Although it isn’t unheard of to deflect attention from one crisis by creating another, more manageable one, on a smaller scale it is unlikely that was the case when The Metropolitan Opera (Met) announced they were cancelling the radio broadcast and simulcasts for John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer.” In case you missed the bombshell […]

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Well This Is An Interesting Union Issue

The 6/15/14 edition of the Toronto Star published an article by Allan Woods that reports the Quebec members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) voted to separate from the parent union. Granted, the vote was nothing but close, a reported 53.3 percent majority, but the decision throws all sorts of wrenches into the governance […]

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It Must Be Conference Time…

It must be conference time as Adaptistration Jobs is bursting at the seams following a slew of new listings this week, several of which are CEO and VP level openings at some highly desirable ensembles <cough>Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra</cough>. So take a break from the job hunting meat market that is the conference and peruse […]

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