It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if one year from now, the cultural blogging community and the field at large begin asking “how did everyone let things get so bad in Minnesota?” In fact, the overarching discussion is already underway; case in point, the 7/3/2013 edition of MPR News broadcast a segment by Euan Kerr and Chris Roberts that examines just how gloomy things are look.
You can find a transcript of the broadcast at the MPR website or listen to the segment via the following audio player (sorry iOS users but MPR’s audio player doesn’t work on your devices).
The segment does a good job at harvesting opinions from a diverse group; conductor and author Bill Eddins; University of Minnesota labor specialist John Budd; UK based cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht; musician and blogger Emily Hogstad. There’s even a bit of input from me toward the end.
But what do you think about the embattled orchestra’s future?