Excellent quote sent to me by a musician friend-
Today's players have to examine, with some urgency, new and expanded ways to connect to their communities.
No one could have foreseen the changes in technology and demographics that have developed over these last 20 years or so.
But new challenges ought to mean new opportunities as well: split orchestras, chamber music, church and liturgical performances, cooperation with local school situations, semi-staged opera, even madrigals and masses --EVERYTHING that live, beautifully trained people can do.
Orchestra-land has a future but it won't (and shouldn't) look like 1960.
Stephen Basson, Milwaukee Symphony Emeritus
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