Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mid-week update

Here's a mid-week update:

> WOSU Arts Unscripted episode
> Columbus Dispatch Article: 'Schedule to be launched in fall with extra-spatial guest' (2/24)
> Columbus Symphony Musicians website says that the CSO website is currently not selling subscriptions to the next season...they are still selling full subscriptions to this year!??

Friday, February 22, 2008

News updates!


Here are the points of interest that have surfaced this week:

1. There is a CSO concert series this weekend. Featured is:
> Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
> Britten: Serenade for Tenor and Horn (Gene Standley, horn)
> Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 "Organ"

Please come out and support the CSO even thought the weather is a bit nasty!!

2. Articles of note (no pun intended!):
> Better Business Bureau 'Reliability Report' of the CSO
> Columbus Dispatch Web-only letters to the editor (2/11)
> Columbus Dispatch Web-only letters to the editor (2/14)
> Adaptistration: Examining Columbus' Master Agreement Part 2
> Cincinnati Enquirer Article 'CSO [Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra] searches for leader' (2/21)

Thanks to the many who are proudly supporting our Columbus Symphony Orchestra!

CSO Benefit Concert: Success!

Many thanks from the musicians and the event staff of "S.O.S. Save Our Symphony!" Benefit Recital to the many who showed up on Wednesday evening!

There was a great turnout in support of the CSO. For those of you who came and were unable to donate or if you were unable to come at all, PMA is still accepting donations via mail.

Thanks once again!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekly news update

Here's the latest scoop...

Benefit Recital | New Links and Info | Concert this week

First, PLEASE DON'T FORGET that there is a benefit recital for the CSO being held this Wednesday at 8pm in The OSU School of Music's Weigel Hall. Admission to this chamber music concert is free, but donations are highly encouraged (all proceeds will go to the CSO)!!!

Second, here is the new articles I have found:

> American Federation of Musicians President's letter to the Dispatch (2/9)
> Adaptistration interview with Tony Beadle (2/12)
> Adaptistration interview about Columbus' Master Agreement (2/13)
> Check out the CSO Musician's webpage and read there in detail a letter from the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians.

Third, there is a CSO concert this week (in addition to the benefit recital!)!!

Click here to find details of the concert.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Weekend updates

The flurry of activity continues:

- Four Columbus Dispatch Web-only Letters (2/7)
- Columbus Dispatch Article - City ready to boost the arts (2/8)
- An informative Columbus Dispatch Web-only letter to the editor (2/8) from a long-time member of the Nashville Symphony--one of the "comparison" orchestras.
- Columbus Dispatch Article - Management has failed orchestra (2/8)
- Columbus Dispatch "Now You're Talking" Article (2/9) - Symphony concerts receive fair share of publicity

* As always, check out http://www.symphonymusicians.com/ for the musician's own commentary and information!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Another Benefit Concert!!

There will be a chamber music benefit concert for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on February 20, 2008 at the Ohio State University School of Music, Weigel Auditorium. The concert starts at 8pm and attendance is free--although donations will be accepted and are encouraged!

This benefit concert has been nicknamed S.O.S! -- "Save Our Symphony!" -- and is being hosted by the Brothers and Sisters of PMA, SAI, KKY, and TBS. There is a way to find out more about it and rsvp for it by searching under its nickname -- S.O.S.! "Save Our Symphony!" on Facebook.

There will be a variety of chamber ensembles performing classic chamber music literature. It is sure to be a great evening and a great way to support the Columbus Symphony Orchestra through your attendance and donations!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New news!

New information to be apprised of:

Columbus Dispatch Web-letters on 2/4 (1 here)
Columbus Dispatch Web-letters on 2/5 (many here)
Columbus Dispatch (2/6) - Cartoon shows city's backward thinking

Please do check out the letter to the Columbus Dispatch and the CSO Musicians on their website. The entry date is February 6, 2008!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Swell of CSO Support

The Facebook group "Proud Supporters of the Columbus Symphony" has, as of 11:30pm, reached 1,000 members. Many thanks to the many who have joined to show support for the fine Columbus Symphony musicians!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New information!

Hello fellow PROUD CSO supporters! Two new items of business:

1. New & updated links and information (all on the right as well under 'Recently published by others'):
> The CSO Musician's homepage (go into their news section)
> Columbus Dispatch editorials
- Familiar game plan could help orchestra (editorial)
- Web-only letters to the editor (1/29 unpublished in paper)
- Web-only letters to the editor (1/30 unpublished in paper)
- City must do its best to help orchestra (editorial)
> Hoping for an encore (see the CSO musicians news page for additional insight)
> CSO Website Observations

2. Remember to listen to Fred Andrle's Open Line radio show on WOSU 820am Monday, February 4 at 11:00AM. The future of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the importance of orchestras to the Central Ohio community will be discussed. Discussing this topic will be Ohio State University School of Music Director of Orchestras Marshall Haddock, Ohio Wesleyan University English and Humanities Professor Emeritus Lyman Leathers, Evening Standard music commentator Norman Lebrecht, and Columbus Dispatch music critic Barbara Zuck.