Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Help Wanted: America's Orchestras

Today's New York Times reported that, in the depths of America's current employment crisis, several major orchestras have a surfeit of openings for musicians:

New York Philharmonic - 12
Boston Symphony - 10
Chicago Symphony - 9
Los Angeles Philharmonic - 7
Cleveland Orchestra - 4
Philadelphia Orchestra - 3
Pittsburgh Symphony - 3
Dallas Symphony - 3
San Francsico Symphony - 3

These numbers may not sound like a lot, but in the world of classical music, it's generally rare to have so many openings.

So, tune your vuvuzelas*, everyone! (See Tim Mangan's Arts Blog post today for a hilarious classical vuvuzela video!)

*For non-World Cup fans: the ubiquitous plastic horns popular among South Africa's soccer fans.

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