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Most likely most of you are bankers or lawyers or ultra-rich people who are toying with the lives of fellow musicians/human beings. Probably all of you are Republicans who could care less about musicians or “the boys back stage”….what we used to be refered to. And you probably know little or nothing about music. It is egregious what you are doing to the lives of the orchestra and to your community. If you are not able or willing to give or to raise the funds necessary to sustain your orchestra, get off the damn board and let those willing to do so come on board.
I know that these words will fall on deaf ears. Tact is not my forte….The world of music is watching closely to how decently you handle this work stoppage. Do the right thing!
Thank you, sir. Well said!! Would you mind posting the same thing over at the Minnesota Orchestra?! I believe their board is a clone of this one.
I am deeply offended by this state of affairs. As an audience member, former musician and parent of musicians I can’t believe the dispiriting lockout is happening here, in MINNESOTA?! Is it really possible that we are allowing management to put at risk losing this fine orchestra, part our cultural focus on the arts? As you think this is really about money, there is the real fault of this dispute. The SPCO is a world class group of musicians who call this city home and who we art lovers value beyond the price of tickets. They are teachers, they are informing our children and us of the values in life beyond bank accounts; at every performance they share the love of performing live music and connect with audiences in real and heart felt ways. It is time to gather all creative ways to KEEP this orchestra and honor the work of these fine people who give of their talents at every performance. Find a way, KEEP exploring.