In Atlanta, half the basses have gone missing

In Atlanta, half the basses have gone missing


norman lebrecht

September 24, 2014

In the second of his lockout logs, bass player and composer Michael Kurth describes life in a section where three (of eight) seats are vacant and two more are falling soon.

The cost of flying in replacements is exorbitant.

This is what the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra calls good management.

Read Michael here.

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  • Rich Patina says:

    Sorry, this is a lot of BS. With the universities and conservatories constantly graduating players for whom there are no gigs, I can assure you that there are many, many able and willing bassists that live withing a day’s drive of Atlanta. Hell, there are almost assuredly some fine non-ASO bassists right there in Atlanta. If any bassist & instrument is being flown in then that is a totally needless expenditure; someone’s buddy must need a vacation.