Reports Of Liquidation Emerge In Honolulu, the Honolulu ABC affiliate, reports that the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra (HSO) may be planning to shift from reorganization to liquidation bankruptcy as early as next month. The HSO announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November, 2009 and a full year later it looks like they may dissolve the institution and liquidate all assets…

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This Is How You Protest

The US musician labor movement has much to learn about the modern art of protesting from their Dutch counterparts where musicians from the Dutch Radio Orchestra staged a flashmob event at The Hague central train station on October 26, 2010. It was a very impressive event and one that has a great deal of potential not only by player associations but any orchestral organization looking for a way to react against funding cuts…

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The Secret To Creating iPad Wallpapers & Icons In Minutes

It seems clear that Steve Jobs and his iPad tablet are going to control the tablet market for some time so why not capitalize on it by creating some custom wallpapers and icons for your organization. It is easier than you think and with the following free resources and instructions, you’ll turn out beautiful graphics in minutes…

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Jumping The Gun

Whenever an orchestra goes out on strike, it isn’t unusual for folks to get a little jumpy and the bigger the group that strikes, the jumpier folks get. Case in point, not long after the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) went on strike, I started receiving messages from readers asking when I was going to write something about the Fort Worth Symphony shortly after that organization’s negotiations made local headlines…

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Garbage In, Garbage Out?

Thanks to Technology in the Arts for posting something on the Americans for the Arts video contest winners on 11/2/2010. All three videos features are well made, wonderful productions but it is hard to miss the fact that the message they deliver in response to the question “Why do the arts matter to you?” center mostly on the stereotypical talking points the field has been delivering for decades…

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