Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Members of the Scottish Opera orchestra, reduced to part-time working, have formed their own hire business. See here.
It’ll never catch on since it smacks of socialism! To paraphrase Michael Moore, they might prefer to be out of work to being un-American.
Malcolm, stand corrected.
I happen to personally know Michael Moore and he is the epitome of the greedy capitalist.
To say that the Americans will not do anything that has even a whiff of socialism I find odd.
Australia is not a country of card carrying Communists but we are more socialist than the USA.
For any industrial action in the context of an Australian orchestra, let alone a strike or a lock-out is, next to unheard-of.
To suggest that American orchestral musicians are die-hard tea party members is not consistent with current events.
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