Lost In Translation

Just a pointer today while I take the day off for some woodworking.  I have an article posted at a column I write for Partial Observer that asks the question; Does America’s diversity prevent a relevant public music education experience?  In particular it deals with two articles featured here at Arts Journal; Across a Great Divide by Peter Schneider and Marketplace of Ideas: But First, The Bill by William Osborne.  Both article …

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More Grumbling About Ticket Prices

This time the grumbling comes from Boston where the world renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra is experiencing a severe backlash from its patron subscribers regarding their steep ticket price increases.  According to an article by Geoff Edgers in the March 10th edition of the Boston Globe the BSO has raised ticket prices by as much as 80% for next year’s season.  Subscriber’s reaction has been, to put it mildly, less than enthusiastic with 35 canceling their subscriptions…

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place In Pittsburgh

Today’s music headlines here at Arts Journal feature two articles about the Mountain Laurel Center for the Performing Arts canceling their summer contract with the Pittsburgh Symphony.  This obviously comes as bad ness for an orchestra that is already battling skyrocketing deficits and month to month cash flow problems.  I contacted Jody Doherty at the PSO to find out what the orchestra plans to do.  Unfortunately, the orchestra isn’t releasing any …

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Reader Email: Second Thoughts

Since this is the 100th entry for the Adaptistration web log, I thought it would be fitting to post a reader email.  I recently received this note from a reader who wishes to anonymously share a recent experience and to address some of the issues from my articles: I’ve just discovered your blog for the first time this morning, and I’m enjoying it immensely. In January, I completed the American Symphony Orchestra …

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