Everything You Wanted To Know About Seattle (But Were Afraid To Ask) Part 2

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Part 1 from this series examined what the International Guild of Symphony, Opera, & Ballet Musicians (IGSOBM) is and how it is structured. In this installment, we’ll begin to explore how individual chapters within The Guild (simultaneously referred to as IGSOBM by its members) determine the best methods to function as medium for collective representation. To begin with, we’ll examine the largest chapter represented by The Guild, the Seattle Symphony and …

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Seattle (But Were Afraid To Ask) Part 1

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This piece was originally intended for publication during the middle of 2005 but a variety of factors prevented its completion. Nevertheless, in light of recent events surrounding the contention resulting from Gerard Schwarz’s contract extension as the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s music director, there’s no time like the present. From an organizational perspective the administration and board of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO) function much the same way as their peers. They …

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Much To-Do About The Fireworks In Seattle

No, not the traditional type of fireworks associated with 4th of July celebrations, rather, the sort of institutional fireworks resulting from tension between the Seattle Symphony Orchestra musicians and the board over the contract extension of music director Gerard Schwarz. Regardless of the how much the situation is being played up in the Seattle papers, whether or not any of those fireworks become public is dependant on a few simple issues…

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