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New Cuts Equal Dark Weeks At The San Antonio Symphony

In what feels like a roller coaster that simply won’t end, the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) recently announced a new round of cuts via a reopener to its existing two-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which covers the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons. The only potential silver lining in the cuts is instead of making the reductions […]

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San Antonio CEO Spot Is Open (again)

According to an article by David Hendricks in the 7/31/2013 edition of, the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) lost their latest CEO after not even three months into the gig. The SAS had a series of high turnovers in the top administrative spot following the organization’s bankruptcy in 2004 and they’ve given the top admin […]

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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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When Play And Talk Runs Its Course

Although Play and Talk might be a useful treatment for bargaining deadline ills, it is important to remember that it isn’t a cure. Case in point, the 8/21/12 edition of the San Antonio Express News published an article by David Hendricks which reports that the musicians of the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) have expressed frustration […]

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In San Antonio, Mike Greenberg Couldn't Be More Right

In San Antonio, Mike Greenberg Couldn’t Be More Right

You don’t have to have to be a genius to realize that San Antonio Symphony President & CEO, David Green, is down for the count… Ever since announcing the decision not to renew the contract for SAS music director, Larry Rachleff, Green and the SAS executive board have been pummeled with bad press as SAS […]

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