Monthly Archives: August 2012

Still no contract between ASO, musicians; orchestra’s financial woes aren’t unique [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 29 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

ASO President Stanley Romanstein says the orchestra's future is at stake.

ASO President Stanley Romanstein says the orchestra’s future is at stake.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, no new collective bargaining agreement had been announced between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the union that represents its musicians. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

ADL’s “Celebrating Defiance” programs highlight how art explores Holocaust [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 27 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

The program will include scenes from the film “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz.”

The program will include scenes from the film “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz.”

The Anti-Defamation League‘s office in Atlanta has announced the complete schedule of events for its “Celebrating Defiance” series of programs, which feature remembrance of the Holocaust through artworks related to the World War II concentration camp known as Theresienstadt. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

ASO’s contract with musicians expires, but talks to avert a lockout go on [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 26 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

Negotiations between the musicians and the ASO continue.

Negotiations between the musicians and the ASO continue.

The collective bargaining agreement between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the ASO Players Association expired at midnight Saturday, but both sides issued statements Sunday saying that negotiations continue. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Review: Clibber Jones Ensemble straddles raw line between rock and classical [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 21 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

The Clibber Jones Ensemble at Kavarna.

The Clibber Jones Ensemble at Kavarna.

If you’ve never heard of Clibber Jones, you shouldn’t be surprised. The name is not a mispronunciation of that of Atlanta Braves third baseman “Chipper” Jones, not even intentionally. It’s the curious nom de plume of percussionist Olivia Kieffer, better known as a member of Atlanta’s all-female percussion group Chix With Stix and part of the music faculty at Reinhardt University. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Will ASO musicians be “locked out”? As deadline looms, union offers to take 11 percent pay cut [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 17 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

The ASO musicians may be locked out on August 26.

The ASO musicians may be locked out on August 26.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is moving headlong into the final days of contentious labor negotiations between its 93 musicians and the orchestra’s board and management. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Silenced: ASO used as musical “prop,” audience hears recorded music at Il Divo concert [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 14 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

Il Divo’s management preferred prerecorded music to live ASO musicians.

Sunday night’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre was billed as “Il Divo and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,” but what the audience heard over the sound system was not the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. … • READ MORE on ArtsATL

Atlanta Chamber Players announce semi-finalists in national Rapido! contest [ArtsATL]

by Mark Gresham | 7 Aug 2012, ArtsATL

The Atlanta Chamber Players created the Rapido! contest three years ago.

What “Iron Chef America” is to cooking, the annual Rapido! contest is to chamber music composers. Like the chefs and the “secret ingredient” sprung on them at the last minute, … • READ MORE on ArtsATL