$$$ and the current orchestra model…adaptistration reply…

There seem to be (at least) a couple of ironic facts involved in money and the current model for orchestras.

First, the orchestra associations are non-profit, when they really want to make money and need a great deal of it.

Second, the players are put in an Oliver Twist-like position, having, in a worst case scenario, to practically beg for their daily gruel. Even with the union blocking for them, the players are put at a disadvantage by being dependent on non-musicians to find the money to support them — or, in the case of Minnesota, to not…

http://www.adaptistration.com/blog/2013/07/18/does-the-psychology-of-wealth-influence-the-orchestra-field/#comment-32109

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