We reported two months back that San Diego’s Orchestra Nova had to cancel its season opening. The conductor, Jung-ho Pak, quit soon after.
Today, Nova’s board has cancelled everything and declared bankruptcy.
Nothing very nova about that. Orchs up and down the USA are locked in the same gridiron of a negotiating language that no longer works. Last night, the musicians in St Paul, Minnesota, were told that they would stay locked out at least until February.
This is no way to run a business, let alone an art form. Someone, please, do it different.