The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ends a turbulent year with an attack on its recent decision to disinvite two schools from its choral program because they were excessively white. But the orchestra itself, writes this local observer, has only one black player on its books.
So what’s going on: showboating for the kiddies, while maintaining discrimination at the top?
Not for the first time, the hardhats who run the ASO have critical questions to answer. The musicians, for their part, reach out to all schools, regardless of colour composition.