Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Way to Move Forward

"A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about the DSO’s stalemate and many people have since asked me to share my ideas about a possible new model that might reverse current trends and create sustainability. But before I do this we need to turn our attention to the result of the Detroit Symphony strike. This should give us pause for thought. There has been a long and protracted battle. Total internecine warfare. At the end of which neither side has won. Crazy, really. But the worst of it is that the community has lost-big time. It is being deprived of its orchestra, the musicians’ work, their involvement in helping the city face up to a new economic reality and a new position in the world. Which is exactly what the orchestra needed to understand but didn’t."

For the full story, please see Tony's blog.

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