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More Info From Jacksonville

On 12/24/2012, I published an article that linked over to a pair of letters related to the ongoing Jacksonville Symphony (JAX) labor dispute that were published in the Florida times-Union. One was from the JAX board chair elect and the other was from the JAX musicians’ negotiating committee. As it turns out, the paper apparently […]

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So Much For Tidings Of Comfort And Joy

Even through the holiday season is typically characterized by humanity and compassion, it doesn’t seem to be catching on at some of the brighter hotspots throughout the Season of Discontent. For example, the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) announced additional cancellations through February 10, 2013 on the same day they posted public statements indicating a desire […]

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San Antonio Settles While Jacksonville Gets Called Out

It seems that the San Antonio Symphony decided it was time to get out of the crisis pool and announced that musicians and management reached a settlement thereby ending a season of post-expiration contract purgatory. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra leadership found itself at the center of a scathing editorial by the Florida Times-Union. (more…)

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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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Jacksonville Symphony Declares Impasse, Imposes Contract

According to an article by Charlie Patton in the 9/18/2012 edition of the Florida Times-Union, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s (JSO) board has declared an impasse and will impose the terms of its most recent offer. That offer includes a 20% reduction in base compensation, four less weeks in the season, and no less than 45 […]

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Back To The Future In Jacksonville

The 6/21/2012 edition of the Florida Times-Union reports in an article by Charlie Patton that the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JAX) is once again running large deficits and considering sizable cuts amidst the expiration of the musicians’ collective bargaining agreement. The orchestra instituted large cuts in 2008 following a contentious labor dispute and lockout but it […]

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Jacksonville CEO Resigns

Jacksonville CEO Resigns

According to a report published online at the Jacksonville Times-Union by Roger Bull, Jacksonville symphony Orchestra CEO, Alan Hopper, has resigned and plans to officially step down within the next few months… (more…)

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