The Atlanta Symphony is in trouble.
Management’s trying to cut costs, artistic staff is resisting, and the Symphony’s out on strike.
In a NYTimes article last week, a former board member described how he’d tried to help the group raise its way out of the problem:
“Ron Antinori, a relatively new board member, said that he had held an informal meeting to try to end the lockout, in which he asked other board members to write unsigned pledges on sheets of folded-up paper of how much they were willing to contribute.”
The total from this anonymous showdown? Over $800,000.
Now that’s an impressive “put your money where your mouth is” moment.