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  •  heard this concert via the..... (2+ / 0-)
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    Youffraita, RiveroftheWest

    ......intertubes.  It struck me as good, if not earth-shatteringly wonderful.  It seems that the good folk of NYC want to see the orchestra come back, so the crowd in the hall and the critics are going to be nice, unless outright disaster dictates otherwise.

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:01:32 AM PST

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    •  It is true that (3+ / 0-)

      the NYT Arts section has paid very close attention to the Philly O during and after its Chapter 11.

      Perhaps they see it as a cautionary tale?

      Philly is also the closest city with a major orchestra.  I mean, by Amtrak, it's less than two hours, and if Congress allows the tracks to be upgraded to high-speed rail, it would be less than the amount of time to get from either NYC or Philly to either airport: I mean, high-speed rail on THAT corridor would make air travel obsolete.

      So there might perhaps be some sister-city feelings there, on the part of the NYT music critics.

      But...Philly's orchestra was a major player for most of the twentieth century and it would be a shame for it to disappear, and I think that too is part of the rah-rah from NYC.

      Don't you?

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 12:13:10 AM PST

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      •  it's also the fact that the NYT arts pages..... (0+ / 0-)

        ......are the biggest forum amongst US papers for the arts, even though in principle, anyone can search any local newspaper for stories about The Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy situation a while back, or the current disaster with the Minnesota Orchestra now.  As well, The Philadelphia Orchestra has been a regular part of the Carnegie Hall series for years now, and it would be terrible if that were to be lost.

        Plus, if nothing else, orchestras in different cities aren't like sports teams, at least in any sort of overt rivalry :) .

        "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

        by chingchongchinaman on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:46:28 AM PST

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