Month: May 2008

How to move forward

A message from Pam Conley, loud and clear. The only way to resurrect our wonderful Symphony is to eliminate the “Buzz” and the “Beadle”. We need NEW leadership. I have no doubt that the current administration is not up to…

“Put some a** into it, man!”

I know the title is intense, but you’ll understand when you read it. Suggestions for CSO Board from “Down-Bow Man”. The difference between the musicians’ latest contract concession and that of CSO Board Chairman, Robert “Buzz” Trafford, is a mere…

Junich Hirokami’s Gift to Columbus

Ken Matsuda (CSO viola) sent this notice from Japanese news about Junichi. Junichi Hirokami will be conducting the Mito Chamber Orchestra in Japan this week, May 28, 29, and 30 as a last minute replacement for the ailing Seiji Ozawa.…

Tidbit of Good News

In their meeting today, GCAC decided to table (for future consideration) the pending grant for the CSO instead of dropping it. A small step, but good news none the less!

Why Buzz Trafford has failed Columbus

On May 13, Drew McManus posted an article called Columbus’ Smoking Gun, with the most important points made yet about the Symphony crisis. (He referred back to it in a recent post, and it struck me as important to repeat…

To members of CSO board

“That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end”. -Lise Hand

Science supports value of CSO

May 22, 2008 To the Dispatch Editor: Although I am trained as a scientist, I write to argue that our community, indeed our society, can best be served by devoting more energy and funding to the arts. It is a…

GCAC vote on Symphony

Please plan to attend this critical meeting of GCAC and tell them they must vote for funding the Symphony next season, as our Orchestra is most definitely NOT DEAD YET! GCAC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTS MEETING Contact: Emily Swartzlander…

Letter from Katherine Mero

Katherine grew up loving the arts and studied ballet through college. She lives in New Albany. She wrote this Letter to the Dispatch Editor in response to the Musician’s plan to save the Symphony: Bravo to the musicians of the…