How To Look Like The Smartest Person In The Room When Talking About Colorado

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In the wake of yesterday’s post about the Colorado Symphony musicians and the musicians’ union, a number of readers reached out with questions about the most prominent instance of orchestra musicians leaving the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (SSO). In the spirit of knowledge is power combined with the general lack of familiarity with the SSO musicians’ union (the International Guild of Symphony, Opera, & Ballet Musicians; …

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Colorado Symphony Musicians’ AFM Representation In Question

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Norman Lebrecht broke the news in a post from 5/6/2015 about the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Musicians filing a signed petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding the status of their official representation. Currently, the musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM); Denver Musicians Association (DMA), Local 20-623 AFM AFL-CIO; and now that we have our acronyms straight, let’s take a closer look at what we know. …

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An Odd News Week For The Colorado Symphony

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Oscar Wilde said “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” and that particular problem isn’t one the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has had to worry about this past week. Oh, Give Me A Home… The orchestra appears to be in genuine peril over whether or not they will return to their long time concert venue, Boettcher Concert Hall, following …

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Interesting Developments In Denver

The 2/1/2013 edition of the Denver Post reports that Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) CEO Gene Sobczak has decided to leave the organization. Sobczak leaves the position after stepping in for one year following the ugly and very public board split led by former CSO board chair and current League of American Orchestras board officer Bruce Clinton. The Post article, by Ray Mark Rinaldi, reports that the CSO will fill Sobczak’s position …

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Former Colorado MD Blasts Ex Board Members

In a very unusual move for an active conductor, former Colorado Symphony Orchestra music director, Jeffrey Kahane, submitted an op-ed opinion piece to the Denver Post that unloads both barrels on the Clinton/Miller letter along with the Post’s editorial from 12/3/2011.

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