If this is going to be a new era for the Baltimore Symphony, as its CEO Peter Kjome proclaims, it is going to be short, sharp and inhuman.
Musicians in the orchestra were given less than an hour’s notice yesterday to reorganise their lives before Kjome called off the rest of the season on cost grounds.
He waited just long enough to squeeze extra money from the state legislature, then – chop.
This is not going to have a happy ending.
Kjome dances while Baltimore drowns