Friday, October 4, 2013

If You Like Classical Music, This Was A Crappy Week

A day-by-day recap:

On Monday, the Minnesota Orchestra started it right by announcing it was canceling its Carnegie Hall concerts.

Osmo Vanska quit on Tuesday, as did the orchestra's Composer Institute head, Aaron Jay Kernis.

Wednesday started miserably when my boss, Eastman's dean Doug Lowry, passed away. Later in the day, we found out that Carnegie Hall's stage hands were on strike because they wanted to control of its educations spaces (the strike is over now).

New York City Opera officially declared bankruptcy on Thursday. 

TGIF, eh?