So Much Baltimore

Of all the organizations that appear at Adaptistration, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has the fourth highest number of articles (others being Detroit, Minnesota, and Philadelphia respectively). More often than not, they appear thanks to some sort of questionable governance practice, labor strife, or musician behavior. Here are the most popular articles as determined from when the blog started tracking visitors. That’s right, Baltimore’s article archive is so long, it predates Google …

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Well This Was Unexpected (Again)

In July 2021, we took a quick look at the sudden and unexpected departure of then San Francisco Symphony CEO Mark C. Hanson. At the time, I indicated this type of abrupt departure raises eyebrows. Fast forward several months and Hanson turns up as the new CEO at…wait for it…Baltimore. According to the orchestra’s press statement announcing the appointment, he assumes the role on April 21, 2022. If you don’t follow …

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The Latest In Actions And Consequences

The 8/3/21 edition of The Baltimore Sun published an article by Mary Carole McCauley that reports on the orchestra’s decision to dismiss Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flutist Emily Skala. This situation appears to be one of those rare instances where a musician employee is dismissed for non-artistic reasons. Skala has made headlines a few times over the pandemic as a result of her decisions to speak out on social media …

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Live Fast, Die Young, And Leave A Beautiful Corpse…Or Apply For The Baltimore Symphony CEO Gig

The embattled Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is losing its embattled CEO. According to an article by Mary Carole McCauley in the 4/26/21 edition of the Baltimore Sun, the BSO’s CEO, Peter Kjome, is leaving the group after his contract expires in January 2022. In light of the fact that the BSO’s Music Director, Marin Alsop, is leaving six months prior, it’s tough to miss the timing. Speaking of timing, the BSO …

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Alsop Departs BSO At The End Of 20/21

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Official news dropped yesterday that embattled Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) music director, Marin Alsop, will be stepping out of that position at the end of the 2020/21 season. She’ll move into the position of music director laureate and retain title as OrchKids founder. The 2/26/2020 edition of The Baltimore Sun published an article by Mary Carole McCauley that provides more details but by and large, there are no surprises. The timing …

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