WAC Board Chair Doubles Down On “Crazy” Comment

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The 10/8/2014 edition of The Washington Post published an article by Geoff Edgers that examines the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) lockout. Of particular interest is the response from WAC Governing Board Chairman Douglas Hertz to questions about whether or not he regretted characterizing the ASO musicians and conductors as “a bunch of crazy people.” “Why? It does make me wonder,” [Hertz] said. “I’m not calling them crazy. …

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Have you stopped by Adaptistration Jobs lately? There are a host of great gigs; everything from VP of Artistic Planning at the Chicago Symphony to openings in great service organizations like OPERA America, you’re sure to find more than a few that will pique your interest. If not, no worries, you can create job alert that will send you an email when new listings that fall within your criteria come on …

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I Was Wondering The Same Thing

Joe Patti published an article on 10/6/14 that examines the recent pop-up protest that transpired during a St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) that asked the very same questions running through my head after coming across the news; specifically, “why did they choose to do this at a SLSO concert? Patti goes on to provide some intriguing thoughts on the topic but I’m curious to know what you think. Why do you …

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Mediation, Yes. Press Blackout, No


Although the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) is now playing an official role in helping both sides in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association (ASOPA) labor dispute, it doesn’t appear that it carries any sort of media blackout restrictions. In fact, both sides continued lobbing PR shells at one another since the mediation announcement was released. Observers have been quick to point …

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Things Get Crazy In Atlanta


The 10/4/14 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) published an article by Howard Pousner that includes an exclusive interview with Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) Governing Board Chairman Douglas Hertz. The WAC serves as the 501(c)3 under which the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) conducts business; consequently, even though the ASO maintains its own board of directors and executive committee, it does not ratify labor agreements, does not manage its own budget, and …

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