Thursday, September 25, 2014


I rarely resort to this kind of appeal for help. ‪#‎DeafeningSilence‬ - simply, profoundly, an existential call for help by a remarkable orchestra in the face of a breathtaking and incomprehensible assault on their integrity and survival. My dream is to share this with the world. If governments can be brought down through social media, then may the power be with you, to you both personally and collectively who has, who have taken the trouble to read these heartfelt words and potentially can make the difference. Share. Please share the hashtag. I have no idea if that is how one refers to this awesome machine for change. What the heck. Please. Thank you. It is with humility and gratitude that I confirm, shout out anew, my love and deep respect for the astonishing musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the no less astonishing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Yes we can.

--Donald Runnicles

DeafeningSilence Vigil in support of ATL Symphony Musicians
Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:15-8:00 p.m.

Sidewalk, in front of Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

If you arrive early, please congregate with us across the street at the Christian Science Church, on the corner of Peachtree Rd and 15th Street.


  1. Mr. Runnicles, we cannot thank you enough for caring to the point of expressing yourself so honestly and profoundly ! Your support, and Mr.
    Spano's, is heartening and encourages us not to give up in the face of the enormous power of money and those who respect nothing else !