There was a wonderful letter to the editor published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press written by Minnesota orchestra violist Sam Bergman. He takes to task one of the paper’s recent editorials which paints musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra (and thereby those in peer orchestras with similar situations) in a completely inappropriate light.
Sam is a well written articulate musician who calls it like he sees it, you’ll be better off for taking the time to give his letter to the editor a once over.
You will probably have to go through the newspaper’s “registration” hoops in order to read the article; however, you can bypass that by first attempting to use the login account provided by Arts Journal:
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