Uncle Tom’s Orchestra

Racism.  Every year someone asks me if there’s much racism in Classical music.  My stock answer is “No, not really, at least not amongst musicians.  Boards are a different matter, though.”  I’m sorry to say that it looks like nothing has changed. I have a young colleague who has asked me for advice about the conducting world.  This person comes well recommended to me by colleagues who I trust.  Unfortunately this person has also already had some very negative experiences in this business, all centered on Boards.  It’s been my experience that … Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Orchestra