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“An Illegal Lockout” In Charleston

According to a representative speaking on behalf of the Players Association of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (PACSO) the official position of the musicians and its union, Coastal Carolina Association of Professional Musicians Local 502, have stated that they consider the Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) decision to suspend operations “an illegal lockout and we are pursuing […]

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Details Surface In Columbus

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have apparently come to terms regarding a five year agreement that outsources the vast majority of the CSO’s administrative functions to CAPA. The organizations issued two joint press releases on the new agreement dated March 31, 2010 which include the following […]

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A Much Needed Class Act

The 3/19/2009 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, reports that piano soloist Emmanuel Ax is waiving his fee for this weekend’s performances with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Regular readers (and everyone else in the business not living under a rock for the past season) know all about the CSO’s troubles so Ax’s generosity, which was […]

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Help Wanted: Conductor Yes Man

Recently, conductor Bill Eddins commented on the decision by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) to dismiss music director, Junichi Hirokami for what he described as ‘[looking] around, saw a bad situation, and spoke out on behalf of the organization and, most importantly, the welfare of his musicians. The response: ‘Sayonara, Junichi!’” Bill couldn’t be more […]

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Breaking News: Hirokami "Departs" Columbus Symphony

Breaking News: Hirokami “Departs” Columbus Symphony

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) released a statement today announcing what was described as  the “departure” of Junichi Hirokami as the organization’s music director. It is not yet clear if Junichi resigned for the position of if he was dismissed by the CSO board, however, based on a comment from CSO board chair, Martin Inglis, […]

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Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass On The Way Out

The 9/28/08 edition of the Columbus Dispatch published another article about the post-agreement environment within the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and yet again, certain members of the CSO leadership demonstrated they still suffer from foot-in-mouth disease… (more…) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn

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