Seven Philly O Members Retire, Including First Black Musician.

Seven Philly O Members Retire, Including First Black Musician.

“The Philadelphia Orchestra will see seven of its members retire prior to the start of the new (and still mostly virtual) season: Its first Black player, violinist Booker Rowe [pictured], is among them, having joined the orchestra 49 years ago. He exits at age...
Regional Orchestra Cancels Fall Concerts, AFM Cries Foul.

Regional Orchestra Cancels Fall Concerts, AFM Cries Foul.

“The Knoxville (TN) Symphony Orchestra, which normally employs 80 AFM musicians and performs about 300 programs annually, has cancelled its fall season, furloughing half the staff and all musicians. The latter have filed a breach of contract complaint.”...