Cellos Are Back In The News


The 3/13/13 edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article by Scott McCartney that focuses on the growing perils of musicians traveling with instruments on commercial flights. The focus of the article was cellist (and Inside The Arts author) Lynn Harrell and his well publicized commotion vis-a-vis Delta Airlines, but what helps McCartney’s article stand out is his focus on one frequently overlooked point. The Ultimate Cost Is Passed …

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The Worst Way To Begin A Work Stoppage

Granted, there’s no good way to begin a work stoppage but the recent one at the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is starting off as a text book example for how stakeholders should never approach something like this. If this is all new to you, here’s an overview of the fighting points: Let’s break this down into accessible talking points: Simply put, they’re all a bunch of deserving winners. So why on …

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It’s Demo Time!

back in business

There’s nothing quite like having a good problem and one that’s been nagging away at my elbow over the past two months is getting the Venture Platform’s Live Demo back online. Since launching the 2.0 update business has been booming, so much so that getting non-client projects completed, like the demo update, has been an ongoing challenge. Part of the challenge was not only implementing the 2.0 update but completely redesigning …

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Time To Slaughter A Sacred Cow

It should come as no surprise to anyone with more than a handful of experiences attending live classical music events to realize that there are more than a few traditions that accompany the concert experience. Equally unsurprising is how effective some of those traditions are at alienating concertgoers and one in particular that has been catching my attention is the moratorium on taking photographs. Granted, I’m not here to endorse the …

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Another Indianapolis Symphony Exec Is Out

If nothing else, when Gary Ginstling officially begins his tenure at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) on March 18, 2013 he won’t be burdened by executive dream team building concerns. In this case, all but a few of those billets are currently empty and on March 4, 2013, the ISO announced yet one more impending vacancy: Jackie Groth will be leaving her position as VP of Finance and Strategic Planning. Goth …

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