Have orchestras reached the end of their Arab Spring? Or is this just the beginning…?main
I have published an article in today’s El Pais about this year’s Arab Spring in orchestras that has swept away several conductors and managements.
But every time a tyrant was toppled, the problem was contained, unlike the Euro crisis, by a confluence of cowardice and collective self-interest.
There has yet to be a major systemic failure that will change the ground rules of relationships between orchestras and those who presume to rule them, though Philadelphia could well be the breach case, early in the New Year.
This is a running story, and it could start running fast at any time.
There is an English version of the article that I may publish elsewhere. But if you read Spanish, here’s the El Pais link.