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Amy Adams

Springfield, Oregon
Commenter for
1 year 27 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 03/15/14 at 01:46 pm in response to Clarinetist Burt Hara's exit latest fallout from Orchestra lockout

...maybe don't really know Burt Hara or any of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

Posted on 03/10/14 at 02:29 pm in response to Osmo Vänskä's fate: Minnesota Orchestra board facing intense pressure

I don't know what memory you're referring to. Osmo was upfront about his resignation being tied to the board's support of Michael Henson, and the long, punitive and unnecessary lockout of his Minnesota Orchestra musicians.

Posted on 03/10/14 at 05:50 pm in response to Not everyone finds music pleasurable, study finds

...took this quiz.
It might explain an awful lot.

Posted on 03/10/14 at 01:30 am in response to Orchestra governance should honor the founders' intent

Zero statements from the board.
Zero actions by the board.
Absolutely nothing from the mouth of Michael Henson.

What are they waiting for?

Posted on 01/27/14 at 12:41 pm in response to Grammy wins for Minnesota Orchestra, Windom native Maria Schneider

and the hard work that went into it, by all concerned.
Perhaps there's a chance, after all, that the series will be completed.

...to the Minnesota Orchestra any longer.
The damage was bad enough. Why spend big money letting the man break a precious treasure? (For that matter, why reward him bonuses...!)
Get an interim manager and take care of the healing. Create the conditions that might entice Osmo back.

...unlike the Star Tribune, with its thinly veiled (or even barefaced) support of MOA and the board's actions. With its publisher on the orchestra's board of directors, I suppose one can expect bias...but it would be good if that were more generally and consistently acknowleged.

Yes, for a good workout of one's creative imagination - picture Michael Henson striding out on stage to welcome back the musicians. It's difficult to conceive.

...Two things that fled when Michael Henson was brought on board at the Minnesota Orchestra.
All staffers, administration and musician should be going to work with happiness in their hearts, not enmity. The lion's share of gracious gestures SHOULD come from management and board.

...huge exodus of staff? Could it be the same one who laid off an ADDITIONAL 16 staffers in 2011, while he was receiving not one, but two six-figure monetary bonuses?
You can't possibly imagine a scenario with Michael Henson pretending to lead the Minnesota Orchestra, can you...? Can anyone?

Posted on 01/16/14 at 03:38 pm in response to With Minnesota Orchestra lockout over, businesses and city tally losses

These horn players, and the rest of the brass, and all the woodwinds and the strings and percussion...are worth quite a bit more than the petty, grasping and incompetent leadership that has so damaged the Minnesota orchestra.