The work stoppage at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) took an unusual turn on 10/1/2012 when the orchestra’s board turned verbal provisions into a written offer with a deadline for musician acceptance of Saturday, 10/6/12 at 6:00pm ET. At first glance, it appears that the offer provided substantial increases over the previous offer by providing sizeable backloaded improvements.
The month of September, 2012 was Adaptistration’s highest traffic month. I posted a tweet indicating the news over the weekend and it generated a wonderfully wry reply from Detroit Free Press music critic Mark Stryker: “Chaos Is Good For Business.” And the reality is that yes, by and large conflict draws more attention than good news but as I took a closer look at the metrics, I uncovered this fascinating gem:
(Updated 10/1/2012 11:45pm CT) It was a busy weekend in the crisis coral: the musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra (MO) and Richmond (VA) Symphony Orchestra (RSO) officially rejected final offers from their respective employers while the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) musicians began filing for unemployment.