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Another Indianapolis Symphony Exec Is Out

If nothing else, when Gary Ginstling officially begins his tenure at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) on March 18, 2013 he won’t be burdened by executive dream team building concerns. In this case, all but a few of those billets are currently empty and on March 4, 2013, the ISO announced yet one more impending […]

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Indianapolis Begins Filling In The Holes

On 2/13/2013, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) appointed Gary Ginstling as the organization’s new CEO. Ginstling will begin next month and by that point in time, the ISO will have been without a formal CEO for just over one year, following what some might describe as a less than ceremonious departure by Simon Crookall. Ginstling […]

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Apparently Something Happened In Indianapolis

Remember the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s (ISO) big, ugly, and very public labor dispute and work stoppage? It was temporarily suspended thanks to a bridge agreement that included a board goal of raising $5 million by the beginning of February. That deadline recently passed and the ISO issued a press release on 2/3/2013 stating they exceeded […]

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Down To The Wire In Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) is a few weeks out from their February 3, 2013 deadline to raise $5 million. The goal is part of a deal that brought performances back to the public and ended an increasingly hostile labor dispute. Functioning as something akin to a cease-fire agreement, the board accepted the goal of […]

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Indy Settles

I’m stuck in flight delay purgatory so I have yet to see a copy of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) agreement but my sincerest thanks to Indy Star music critic Jay Harvey for giving me a call and providing details. He wrote a terrific article that provides an overview of the very unusual compromise that, […]

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A Larger Look At Indianapolis

Back when the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) labor dispute and subsequent work stoppage was fairly new, Indiana native and urban affairs analyst Aaron M. Renn published an article at his website, The Urbanophile, that took a very long and hard look at what was transpiring.

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New Deal In Indy? If so, It’s News To The Musicians

The work stoppage at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) took an unusual turn on 10/1/2012 when the orchestra’s board turned verbal provisions into a written offer with a deadline for musician acceptance of Saturday, 10/6/12 at 6:00pm ET. At first glance, it appears that the offer provided substantial increases over the previous offer by providing […]

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Chaos Is Good For Business

The month of September, 2012 was Adaptistration’s highest traffic month. I posted a tweet indicating the news over the weekend and it generated a wonderfully wry reply from Detroit Free Press music critic Mark Stryker: “Chaos Is Good For Business.” And the reality is that yes, by and large conflict draws more attention than good […]

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