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Chicago cellist: Management are family, too

Brant Taylor, a cellist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has posted some interesting reflections on the recent strike and its effects on the fragile community formed by players, audiences and administration.

Sample: Over the years, our relationship with those patrons, and with our management staff, evolves into friendship and family.  We share meals, we see their kids grow up, we play chamber music in their living rooms.  I count many of our orchestra’s management staff and Trustees among my friends.

Read on here.

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  1. I think it is full of wisdom to build a family of all elements of an orchestra. Too often, patrons, musicians, and staffs are walled off from each other. CSO is a great institution, this reflection should be the example for all American orchestras.

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