Just in: Beethoven Festival is cancelled

Just in: Beethoven Festival is cancelled


norman lebrecht

August 30, 2014

George Lepauw, who failed to pay many of his Chicago performers last year, has ‘with a heavy heart’ announced the cancellation of next month’s festival. He is under a boycott warning from the musicians’ unions.

Cancellation here. Apology nowhere. Love? Doesn’t know what it means.


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  • Olaugh Turchev says:

    Were you also expecting a thank you card? What an ungrateful guy after all you did for him…

  • NYMike says:

    Musicians 1 – Lepauw 0

  • Truth Detector says:

    Suck it Lepauw!

  • Elvira Silverman says:

    Haydn wrote a famous simphony when the musicians got nothing for their efforts.
    One by one out of stage.
    What a beautiful way to say ” we need to be paid”
    Sombody can do that today ?

  • Still Waiting says:

    Still waiting for my check…funny, I didn’t get asked back for 2014…