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.

Michael Comins


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  • Judy Doyle

    Yup! Wouldn’t you think that would have been checked out by the interviewing committee? You know, call sources? Unless, of course, call this a wild guess…. she is exactly what the Board was looking for! Who on the board? All 90 of them? Or only a few with a mission to destroy the DSO. Too bad for them word got out or they might have won their power play. Stay tuned, Mike! And thank you for speaking up!

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