Pittsburgh Symphony COO Christian Schörnich is today trying to play down the letter he sent to striking musicians, reserving the right to replace them if the strike continued.
Schörnich said the letter, published in slippedisc.com, had been written by the company legal counsel – did he not read it before it went out? – and that he had no intention of replacing musicians.
‘I don’t want to even go there,’ he told the local paper. ‘There’s no intention behind this.’
So why did he sign the letter?