I am heading to the studios of
WBEZ, Chicago [correction, I was actually at the NPR, Chicago Bureau studio] to record an interview with NPR about an issue within the business that is slowing garnering public attention…
One of the topics for discussion is the growing trend of larger budget orchestras establishing multi-week residency programs in major metropolitan areas far away from their home city and the long term impact they may have on those satellite cities. I’ll post details about when the radio program will be broadcast in the near future but since I don’t want to spoil any surprises about the topic I’ll keep the name of the program and the host under wraps for the time being.
This interview is fortuitous because I’ve been putting together data to write an article about some of the exact issues slotted for discussion but since this NPR interview is getting things started off, I’m curious to know whether or not anyone out there already considers issues related to the one topic mentioned above. Is this something you think about and if so, what are your thoughts?