Classical 101 Archives For: March 2, 2015

Sleepless in Seattle: Musicians Approve Strike Authorization

night photo of the Seattle skyline
The Seattle Symphony and Opera Musicians' Organization has approved a strike authorization.
16, 2012

In the midst of a global economic crisis that has brought some of America’s most venerable classical music organizations to their knees, the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) have authorized a strike.

Getty Donation, Opera Production Raise Questions

photograph of the facade of the Wales Millennium Centre
The Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff, Wales, is the home of the Welsh National Opera.
16, 2012

The Welsh National Opera has come under scrutiny for funding a production of Gordon Getty’s Usher House with part of a $2 million gift from the Getty family, according to BBC News. The Getty family donation will fund a series of productions of new operas, including the one by Gordon Getty. Welsh National Opera artistic director David [...]