In Search of Creative Programming, and a Bailout
The Minnesota Orchestra has agreed to contract modifications amounting to savings of $4.2 million dollars. The Houston Symphony is on furlough next week, representing a savings of $900,000. And those are just the latest entries on the recession watch list. Let’s hope the bleeding stops soon.
As for my plaint that arts organizations are too quick to cut creative artistic programming when faced with financial difficulties: of course, this isn't true across the board. A commenter earlier this week pointed, rightly, to the Baltimore Symphony as a good example of an organization in financial trouble that's responding with a strong program next year. I agree, though I think they remain an exception to the rule; I wish more groups (particularly opera companies) would follow their lead. But I’d be happy to collect here examples of groups that are following their artistic mandates, despite the recession, and lead off the list with the BSO. Other suggestions?
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