Virtual Orchestra Wins The Road

Broadway musicians are fighting against the “virtual orchestra.” But “the war has already been won (or lost, depending on your point of view) on the road. Almost all touring shows, whether union or nonunion, travel with fewer musicians than the composer intended. If you’ve been to a musical in the past few years, undoubtedly you’ve heard synthesizers, samplers or even a Sinfonia in place of strings, woodwinds and other instruments.”