SoundNotion 9: Adaptistrate This!

Orchestra consultant and blogger Drew McManus joins us on the show this week. Topics include the business of a big orchestra, the DSO’s current status, the impact of new and social media on performing arts groups, and more.


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This week’s topics include:

  • We had some technical difficulties with one of the cameras today. If you’re watching the video, please excuse the snafus with the camera pointed at Dave. Hooray for learning!
  • Orchestra business consultant Drew McManus of Adaptistration told us all about orchestra administration.
  • Detroit Symphony management has still not responded to the DSO musician’s offer to return to work.
  • The DSO is claiming that they’re still receiving a significant amount of donations. (We’ll just donate our skepticism.)
  • We got Drew’s thoughts on the situation with the DSO, what he sees as potential consequences of the DSO folding, and in a larger sense, the sustainability of the orchestra as an institution.
  • Chloe Veltman expresses some skepticism about the institutional and financial value of social media and new media.
  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra is starting its search for a music director to fill the vacancy created last week when Maestro James “Jimmy” Levine resigned.
  • Is there still room for audiophiles in 2011?
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