Oh, no! Now Atlanta faces lockout threat

Oh, no! Now Atlanta faces lockout threat


norman lebrecht

August 25, 2014

The players have been given two weeks to accept a package involving unspecified cuts. The board wants fewer players and cheaper health care.

If the players refuse, there is little doubt that a gung-ho management will lock them out, just as they did two years ago.

Since then, Atlanta has been gaining a reputation among good musicians as one to avoid.

Details here.




  • Nick says:

    Sad that yet another orchestra is in trouble. It will be wrenching to move after Atlanta was her dream orchestra, but for Ms. Humphries the Dallas orchestra under Jaap van Zweden will surely offer more exciting and challenging concerts. He is one of the most sought-after of today’s conductors.

  • harold braun says:

    As soon as things are settled,”Dr.”Romanstein should be sent packing at long least!