We have received the following communication from C L Scheurer about the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, now in its fifth month:
This is NOT what my grandfather Karl Scheurer had in mind when he came from Germany to build this Orchestra in 1909!
A pupil of Joachim in Berlin, not even 20 years old, he – first in Boston, after Joachim passed in 1907 – and eight members of my family once graced this stage.
My heart is broken over what has taken place! I opened the 100 year season and was published – my grandfather Karl was honored at the 75th Season and once again I watched him! He lived to be 97 years old! Look him up in “Music and Maestro’s” by John K. Sherman!
I was trained in piano, violin and viola by my grandfather and then chose a career in classical ballet. I hold the archives of this family – way back to the 17th century — Heart Broken – I knew Dorati and was on stage with him at age three! My father “Fritz” on the first stand of the Bass section — Osmo made this Orchestra sing as my dance colleagues would say! Such talent – gone – and for what?