This has not been a red-letter year for the concert sector.
Aside from Boston and Houston, with exciting new music directors, the rest of the orchestral league worried about a rash of industrial disputes and trod water on the creative side.
With one notable exception.
An orchestra with a best-selling album of contemporary music, with challenging programmes and a healthy budget.
An orchestra with stable internal relations, a conductor who’s going places, a supportive board and an audience that’s not half-dead.
Hmmmmm …. lemme think. Hint: Its latest release is my album of the week on sinfinimusic.com. Click here.