In an age when contentious labor disputes abound, it’s nice to run across a situation where stakeholders reached an agreement without resorting to public mudslinging. Case in point, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) announced they reached a new four year agreement 14 months ahead of the current contract’s expiration date.
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During every orchestra website review, several orchestras deserve special recognition for how well they satisfied evaluation requirements as well as demonstrating particular originality and creativity for specific website components, regardless of overall score. As such, the Special Recognition Awards are designed to highlight individual achievements and promote them as benchmarks within the field…
Thanks to Dale Fisher’s new blog, The Revolution Starts…Now?; just one guy’s opinion on trying to make sense of the social media revolution at hand for pointing out a wonderful program from Google that is handing out as much as $10,000 per month in FREE AdWords advertising for qualifying nonprofits (that’s $0.23/min of sponsored link [...]
In a recent article published in the 03/05/05 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the article’s author, Sarah Bryan Miller, challenges one of the basic concepts which have successfully driven the increased artistic and financial accomplishment of orchestras since the early 1960′s. The concept of having musicians set financial goals for the organization via contract [...]
According to a recent press release from the SLSO musicians, their recent offer of allowing a mediator to help settle their negotiation impasse was rejected by the SLSO management. According to a statement included in the press release, Jan Gippo, chair of the SLSO musicians’ negotiating team, said, “We thought mediation would be worth a [...]
Throughout this week’s drama surrounding the contract issues at the Saint Louis Symphony, there’s been a small PR campaign covering the larger philosophical issues of what’s keeping the musicians and management apart; and that smaller issue is one of culpability surrounding the wave of this week’s cancelled auditions and concerts.
After speaking with representatives from the Saint Louis Symphony Management and the Player’s Association, more details surrounding the auditions and resulting situation have emerged.
To continue where Part 1 left off yesterday, this installment will continue the examination of a unique audience development initiative designed to attract the under 30 demographic. Today’s article will focus on the soundcheck programs at the Nashville Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony.