How Not To Attract A Music Director

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra had egg on its face last week after publishing brochures touting Edo de Waart as its next music director, only to have de Waart pull out of the negotiations, which had not been finalized. Now, the WASO’s board chair has publicly apologized to de Waart for comments made by the orchestra’s president at the time, in which it was implied that de Waart’s change of heart had to do with not wanting to pay Australian taxes.