Post by Ricardo Jimenez Post by Bozo
The more things change.... ?
I have a vague recollection of a story about the NY Philharmonic. A
long time ago, the question of hiring a black musician came up. Those
in favor were denounced as Communists by those against.
I can imagine my economics professors (one in particular) arguing that
management of non-profit institutions are freer to exercise their
personal biases in making operating decisions than management of
profit-seeking ones, the latter having a bottom line that must be
considered. Note I said freer, not totally free, or very free. I don't
know what orchestra boards try to maximize in lieu of profits: the
endowment, attendance? some mix of the two?
As an aside, do we know generally whether oboists make more or less than