Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Orchestra in Jeopardy

It's a shame about the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. They went on strike on Monday. Management had asked for a 33% salary cut, refusing to accept the musicians offer of a 22% cut.

The orchestra asks in their post "A Strike We Did Not Want": "The questions we ask: Where is the vision and commitment to a great future? Is the Board of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra willing to accept on its watch the end of the DSO as a great orchestra?"

That would certainly be a loss. They sound terrific:

Here's a link for a cute video of a robot conducting the DSO. (Before you decide that conductors must not do much, I'm pretty sure that the real conductor did the hard work of getting them ready in rehearsals!)

The DSO's suggestions for What We Must Fix

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