A gut-wrenching thing is happening to the Atlanta Symphony.
And I’m not talking about the second musician lockout in two years, that looks set to deprive the Southeastern United States of great orchestral music for months, if not years, to come.
No, I’m talking about the fact that Atlanta Symphony CEO Dr. Stanley Romanstein PHD is being forced to endure people saying negative things about him on the Atlanta Symphony’s Facebook page…simply because he took home obscene bonuses in the years before the first lockout started.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s back up a couple of days.
On midnight of the night of September 6-7, the musicians’ contract expired.
On September 8 came an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra status update:
We really enjoyed having Joshua Bell in Symphony Hall in May.
As my friend and fellow symphonic rabble rouser Amy Adams observed: “That is indeed a wonderful thing to share from months ago. ANY OTHER MAJOR NEWS TO SHARE?”