Silence falls on Atlanta

Silence falls on Atlanta


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2014

We hear that the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony are going into session with the federal mediator tomorrow, after which both sides are under oath to keep their mouths shut. That should be easier for the musicians than for the heads of the Woodruff Arts Center who, in unguarded interviews, have cast doubts on the sanity of the musicians and the probity of their supporters.

If Atlanta is ever to recover its equilibrium, a week of Trappist vows is what’s required.



  • William Safford says:

    My hope is that the mediated negotiations go well. Maybe people will celebrate the results with Trappist ales!