August 2023 Newsletter

In my June column, I spoke of the financial reality of orchestras – how ticket sales usually pay less than half of total expenses, and how we depend on the philanthropy of generous donors to make up the difference and keep the music playing. Another point that’s important to make is that most of the … Read more

July 2023 Newsletter

A few weeks ago, I announced that I will be leaving OPO in September to follow my wife, violinist Jessica Hung, to North Carolina as she begins her new position as Associate Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony. The expectation has always been that wives will support their husband’s careers; I think it’s high time that men feel comfortable … Read more