deep pessimism in minnesota

I hope that Bill Eddins’ most recent blog post is off the deep end of the pessimism scale, because if it isn’t, then what is happening with the Minnesota Orchestra is an epic catastrophe for that organization.

“… there is no room for artistry in the “vision” being laid out by the current administration of the M.O.  Their vision is completely about money and control.  Musicians under contract will be dealt with as nothing more than grunts, front line soldiers to be told where, what, and when, but certainly not to be considered as valuable assets, let alone artists.  As this madness has dragged on, the odds of the Minnesota Orchestra ever returning to the heights to which they are accustomed have dwindled precipitously.”