Members of ASOC have made a volunteer commitment that stretches back years, decades for many, which is evidenced by thousands of hours of dedicated effort and professional pride in the achievements we have made. If Norman has said it once, he's said it a hundred times: 'I don't know of any other choruses that could do what you do.'
But not a single word to the chorus from ASO Management. We are volunteers, an important element in the season's programming, especially for Christmas, and have the same expectation the symphony musicians have: that the organization we support and sacrifice so much for is managed on the same high level at which we perform. There are no compromises in the quality of singing, playing, or conducting on stage -- and there should be none in the office.
Settling for the 'pretty good' orchestra that WAC wants to manage is not in my plans, and I can confidently assume that it's not in yours, either..
Please write letters to ASO Management and WAC and whoever else you think needs to hear the message. Post them here on the blog, and you can post your blog link on your FB page.
Stanley E Romanstein, President
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 4074
Atlanta, GA 30309
President & CEO
Woodruff Arts Center