Stepping On Some Toes

It’s a delicate art to talk about something uncomfortable such as racism, sexism, and any other squirm inducing -ism, especially since this field already has to push back against misconceptions of elitism. But at the same time, we’re no different in this regard than any other business and addressing the dark and ugly sides is something that needs to be done. Case in point, conductor Bill Eddins tackled racism in an …

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Louisville's Dance In The Dark

The 8/22/2011 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal published an article by Elizabeth Kramer that reports on the fallout following the American Federation of Musicians’ (AFM) decision to place the Louisville Orchestra (LO) on its Unfair List in response to orchestra CEO’s public statement that the orchestra would pursue using non union represented musicians if they fail to come to an agreement with the AFM.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back In Louisville

(UPDATED 10:15am CT – AFM PLACES LO ON UNFAIR LIST) The 8/15/2011 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal published an article by Elizabeth Kramer which reports that the judge overseeing the Louisville Orchestra’s (LO) bankruptcy approved the organization’s latest reorganization plan. According to the article, the judge approved the plan, in part, with the belief that it “would give the orchestra and its musicians an opportunity to focus on contract talks.”

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¿Es su sitio web multilingüe?

With all the talk about reaching out to new communities and relevance, one might think that multilingual functionality on orchestra websites would be commonplace but unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. At the same, time, creating multiple language versions of online content has been a difficult, time consuming, and expensive task. Until Now.

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Editorial Cartoon: Philly Style Cooperation

New Economy Cooperation

It seems that the interpretation of unity is more flexible than ever as Peter Dobrin’s article from the 8/17/2011 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) musicians sent a letter to their board that formally rejects the orchestra’s recent strategic plan along with taking issue over how their supposed role has been publicly portrayed.

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