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Explaining The Philadelphia Orchestra Strike (And Suggesting The Man Who Could Do It Best)

Peter Dobrin: “Anyone who thought the walkout [at the opening gala] was staged simply for effect, or as an act of petulance, should have really studied the musicians’ faces. They looked miserable, and maybe a little surprised themselves. … But there’s one person uniquely capable of explaining to board and donors why the musicians behaved […]
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