Monday, October 18, 2010

Live Music and the Union

I was thinking of going to Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake’ at City Center, but then I read on NYTimes.com that the production was using recorded music. I can't go for that. I really miss having a live band with dance.

Of course, the local American Federation of Musicians agrees. They demonstrated against City Center, handing out leaflets: "There is no music tonight" and "This is going to be a fake performance," they said.

Is this really the best the union can do? In a sensible, oganized, adult way, AF of M needs to start making the case for music. This doesn't cut it.