Thursday, November 18, 2010

Detroit Symphony Musicians Will Put on Holiday Shows

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians, on strike for weeks now, are putting on their own holiday concerts, starting this weekend:

This isn't the musicians' first foray into concert production; back in September, after their contract was up but before the went on strike, they performed two concerts.

 If I were the musicians, who seem to be both unified and highly motivated to do things their own way, I would start thinking about how they can abandon the orchestra as a corporation and form a new group in Motor City. Stop picketing, and start doing more playing.