The (orchestra) world is going crazy!
Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 7:46PM
Paul Barrett

September is traditionally a dicey time for orchestras and contracts, as the opening concert(s) can be a powerful deadline, but I don't ever remember this kind of co-ordinated all out assault on our profession. 

Headlines from just the past week:

Chicago Symphony is now out on strike:

Minnesota Orchestra is heading for the brink:

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, same deal:

Lockout in Atlanta:

Orchestras big and small are affected:


Napa Valley

It's affecting the image of the country as a whole:

Nevertheless, even internationally, the disease has spread:

What is to come? Who knows. I'm just trying to build this site and trying to not think too much about it all....



Article originally appeared on donaxmusic (
See website for complete article licensing information.