The ever-interesting website of Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera tells the story of a young American musician, 20 years old, who won the post of principal bassoon at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Keith Buncke (right in the picture with two ASO colleagues) was so thrilled he forgot to worry when no contract turned up in the months after he won his audition and passed his trial period. Instead, he wrapped up his life and moved from Philadelphia to his Atlanta, ready for the start of his first season.
And was promptly locked out.
Is that why he was never sent the contract? Read on here.