Letter from Michael Comins
To the DSO Board of Directors:
After failing to force a two-tiered system on the New York City Ballet Orchestra while causing a strike/lockout during the winter Nutcracker performances in 1999-2000 when she was president there, Anne Parsons brought these same anti-musician policies to the DSO. Also included in her NYCBO contract demands were tighter controls over the musicians’ workload. These demands were ultimately rejected as well.
I strongly suggest that the Board hire an Executive Officer more suited to the job.