Letter from Helen Near
Please disclose the following to DSO patrons:
Where will Maestro Leonard Slatkin be working this weekend–Chicago or Detroit?
Is the DSO Inc. still selling tickets for a date that Maestro Slatkin will not even be in town to conduct?
Who will be paying Maestro Slatkin this weekend–The Chicago Symphony, The Detroit Symphony, both?
If the DSO IS paying Maestro Slatkin, and if he IS subbing with the Chicago Symphony–what’s wrong with this picture? I KNOW the Musicians of the DSO are not being paid for not working!
Helen Near, Member Local 5
Detroit Federation of Musicians