From John P, in a comment he posted here:
I’ve learned from a post on our “Save the Colorado Symphony Web Site” that summer concerts ARE scheduled. Why they weren’t announced, or even that the concerts would take place, weren’t announced, I don’t know. But according to a member of the orchestra, summer concerts ARE on the schedule.
I think this refers to the “Save the Colorado Symphony” Facebook page, where someone from the orchestra posted a rather annoyed comment, saying that summer concerts in fact were going to be part of the 2012-13 season, but hadn’t been announced because the details weren’t set. She was annoyed because I’d said the CSO wasn’t following its business plan, which called for summer concerts in 2013. And then the season announcement didn’t mention any, and in fact stressed that the season would be nine months long, thus — you’d think — making quite clear that no summer concerts would happen.
I’m glad the CSO will give summer concerts, as their business plan calls for.
But of course they should have mentioned something in their season announcement. There’s nothing wrong with saying something like, “We’re happy to announce that we’ll be given summer concerts in 2013, exactly as our business plan calls for. We can’t tell you details yet, but stay tuned for further announcements.”
I’d have been happy to read that. And my mind boggles a bit at the thought that they didn’t think this was the proper thing to do. Better to make us think the business plan was toast?
As Casey Stengel so famously said, when he managed the hapless 1962 Mets: “Can’t anyone here play this game?”