Scottish National Orchestra Chief: Our Critics Are Wrong

Critics are blasting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, saying the organization is in deep trouble. But Simon Crookall, the orchestra’s executive director deflects all worries. “His robust attitude permeates every aspect of his analysis of the orchestra: denying players are deserting the RSNO; defending his choice of programmes in the new season; resisting the accusation that he is sacrificing any need for freshness, challenge, or innovation in the RSNO’s repertoire at the altar of the box office; and that the orchestra is being led inexorably down the road of commercialism.”