Awhile back I was disagreeing with a statement from Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center. Michael asserted that there is currently an oversupply of performances in many cities throughout the country. At the time, I thought that this was a bizarre statement to make and I essentially feel the same way today.
However, there is a situation where this statement may have some validity. There’s a glut of orchestras across the country’s metropolitan areas that aren’t necessarily amateur but aren’t necessarily professional either (I know, that’s another discussion which has been covered here too). Sometimes you even have orchestras in metropolitan areas that literally overlap communities.