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We’re heading into the home stretch for your chance to win a fee subscription to Adaptistration Premium by completing the 2011 Readership Segmentation Survey. The survey ends after January 31st so if you haven’t already completed your survey, take the time today or over the weekend to get it done…

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DSO Executive Committee Postpones Decisions

Yesterday’s executive committee meeting at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) held the potential for becoming a watershed moment for the institution following statements from DSO leaders earlier in the month that the committee could decide to suspend the current season and/or postpone 2011/12 season planning. As it turned out, the executive committee decided to postpone any decisions about the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons until next week…

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Orchestra Librarians “have some musical ability”

Let’s stir up some trouble:“Do you think orchestra librarians are musicians on the same level as violinists or bassoonists?”

If that question makes you uncomfortable, feel free to answer something easier like “do you still beat your wife?”

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Just Don’t Call It A Merger

Last week, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington National Opera (WNO) announced that both organizations have adopted a similar relationship that the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) shares with the Kennedy Center. Officially, it is called an affiliation as the WNO retains their independent 501(c)3 status, but in a more practical sense the deal is a straightforward acquisition…

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A Whirlwind Weekend In Detroit

The ongoing labor dispute at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is arguably becoming a text book case of what not to do in a work stoppage and the past few days have added a few chapters. Both sides agreed to sit down for a bargaining session on Thursday, 1/20/2011 and with a mutually agreed to a news blackout in place, it seemed as though this might be a sign of progress. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out…

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