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    Links to recent events in SymphonyWorld™!

    PBS covers the entire national orchestra crisis:




    Nashville Symphony might default on bonds:




    Principal Oboist of SFS collapses, dies playing Strauss



    San Francisco Symphony goes on strike:



    Aaaand the rats come out to play:




    And the fun begins:






    Even a Facebook page!



    Mr. Hahn’s opinion:



    Late breaking: possible SFS settlement!



    Meanwhile, in the Twin Cities the situation stays at a standstill.


    Frank Almond blogs about the latest developments



    Excellent blog about the MSO:



    TV coverage:




    Six month anniversary in Mpls:




    State auditor will investigate MSO finances:




    Just in for Easter! Close to a settlement in St. Paul!




    NSO Violinist sings the praises of unionism:




    Colorado Symphony has a great marketing department:



    The Troubles continue in SymphonyWorld™

    Back in the fall, I was trying to blog about the latest developments in the orchestra world, which were wild and crazy. The Atlanta Symphony was briefly on strike, and virtually every other orchestra was touched by what seemed to be an industry meltdown. Typically, the start of the symphony season sees a bit of upheaval in the fall as new seasons and new contracts start. 

    This year seemed to be different, though, and I started having a hard time keeping up- not only were there so many developments, but as things failed to happen here with my little orchestra here in Hawaii, it became progressively more depressing.

    I was collecting articles and links, but eventually gave up. 

    Pasted below find my draft version of events in the mid-fall of 2012, in case anyone wants to revisit:


    News from Detroit:


    Syracuse is going co-op!


    Bruce Ridge writes about current events in Symphony World™


    The Rats are leaving the ship in Indy


    Seattle musicians authorize strike vote:


    Indy settles! 32% cut. Ouch!


    SPCO is still talking


    Twitter gets ugly


    Eric Nilsson writes about the SPCO situation


    Pak resigns from Orch Nova


    ISO musicians return to standing o


    String quartet made in Utah!


    MSO musicians hold a benefit concert


    SPCO locked out; both Twin Cities Orchs silent for first time since 1959….


    Trouble for Baltimore?


    CNN covers it all:


    WSJ on Phabulous Filadelphianz


    Cool vid- SF empty


    This is cool, too:


    Wise words from Evansville:


     Here’s how it’s done right:


    Blogger calls it like he sees it:


     AFM & ICSOM have a plan


    The long ordeal in Fresno is over:


    Syracuse musicians start on their own


    Oregon cancels Carnegie trip


    Cleveland settles:


    Canadian Council of the Arts folds:


    Why I won’t be teaching (or patronizing) @ Guitar Center:


    Commentary on Orchestra Nova


    Teheran Symphony folds


    Alsop library saved


    Lockout fever:


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