The Mouse That Roared

The issues surrounding institutional transparency and patron empowerment are examined on a continuing basis here at Adaptistration. Recently, the two issues collided head-first in Richmond, Virginia when the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation (VAPAF) found itself at odds with a pair of local community advocates. The result was something akin to “The Mouse that Roared”… In this case, the role of the mouse is being played by a pair of local Richmonders: …

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Size Matters Part 4

Welcome back for part four, the final installment in this study of how an orchestra accomplishes the monumental task of building a new concert hall.  Today,  we’ll hear from musicians in each of the orchestras as well as the executive directors. Player Comments It’s the musicians that make an orchestra.  So how they feel about where they perform is directly related to the quality of the performance itself. To exclude the …

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Size Matters Part 3

Welcome back for part three in this study of how an orchestra accomplishes the monumental task of building a new concert hall.  In today’s installment I provide my conclusions and predictions regarding how each orchestra’s new hall will shape their future.  If you missed part one and part two, we covered the details of how each orchestra plans to build their new hall. Conclusions & Predictions Dayton Philharmonic Since Dayton has …

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Size Matters Part 2

Welcome back for part two in this study of how an orchestra accomplishes the monumental task of building a new concert hall.  In today’s installment we will learn how the Kansas City Symphony and the Nashville symphony plan to build their halls.  In part one we heard from Dayton Philharmonic and the Richmond (VA) Symphony.  You can find that installment here. Kansas City Symphony Annual Budget: $8.8 million Length of Season: …

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