NY Times finally reports the plight of Met musiciansmain
The parish pump sheet, often manipulated by the Met’s press department, has finally joined Slipped Disc in reporting that 40% of the players in the Met orchestra have left the New York area and one in ten have retired. They have gone a year without pay, as Peter Gelb tries to beat down their future wages.
Soon, the best orchestra in New York will have more holes than a colander.
The Times reporter is Julia Jacobs. Like the paper, she is behind the news.
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