Atlanta Symphony is hours from closure

Atlanta Symphony is hours from closure


norman lebrecht

September 06, 2014

No news is bad news.

The musicians have been awaiting in talks with the ASO, with a lockout deadline looming tonight. It’s the second such situation in three years and no-one has got to the bottom of the cash drain in the Woodruff Center, which has nothing to do with the cost of the musicians payroll.

Having given all that was asked of them in 2012, the musicians have no slack left for concessions.

If the ASO management does not blink over the next few hours, the city will go into Minnesota madness.




  • Caleb Young says:

    Unbelievable… As a music student getting ready to venture into the professional field this trend is terrifying.

  • says:

    This is so sad to watch, again. This orchestra is being destroyed by poor management.

  • Ann says:

    I am heartsick that it has come down to this again. We have one of the best Orchestras in the World. They should be performing not worrying about where their next pay check is coming from and if provides a living comparable wage. Lessons were learned last time but how easily they were forgotten. I am a donor and volunteer. I demand to know where my contributions have been going.

  • Tyler says:

    Noooo! How can they let this happen?

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  • NYMike says:

    All hail the “new model!”