Houston Musicians Get Some Support

As the Houston Symphony Society continues to battle with its musicians over a plan to make up deficits by cutting orchestra personnel, slashing salaries, and cutting weeks from the season, the musicians have picked up some unexpected support from the executive director of the orchestra’s summer facility. In an editorial, David Gottlieb describes the orchestra’s board as being far too enamored of its own role in the organization, and writes that “the musicians have done all that has been asked of them, and they’ve asked for the opportunity to do more… To suggest that the musicians have been intransigent or uncooperative is absurd, insulting and not supported by the facts.”