Events at Fort Worth, where concert hall staff this week threw out the music director for carrying a musical instrument, should prompt a review of front-of-house customer care at every music facility on earth.
Fort Worth, having kicked out the maestro, just keeps on kicking.
Here’s a statement overnight from Dione Kennedy, president and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth: ‘Mr. Harth-Bedoya is aware of our security procedures, including the bag admittance program that went into effect January 17. All four resident companies — Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and the Cliburn — were made aware of the security enhancements well in advance of implementation and given the opportunity to share with staff, artists and patrons.’
The customer in Fort Worth’s Bass Hall is always in the wrong and musicians are admitted at their own risk.
So how’s it in your hall?
Frigid as Fort Worth?