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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000191.txt from 2005/12

From: "Forest Aten" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Nutcracker
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 20:19:13 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jay Niepoetter []
> Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2005 7:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [kl] Nutcracker
> you are missing the point! the alternatives are close the orchestra down
> and use tape music. or close the whole show!
> radio city music hall (the strike did get resolved and the orchestra is
> back)
> washington ballet in washington dc. all performances canceled.
> is it worth NOT having a paycheck for so many musicians and dancers?
> the nutcracker puts people in the seats of the theater and musicians and
> dancers get paid! can that be so bad?

I have played the Nutcracker each year as a part of my orchestral job
responsibility with the Dallas Opera orchestra. In the past I have had to
turn down many better paying and higher quality jobs because of this
responsibility. We now have an assistant clarinet in the DO orchestra and
next year....I'm taking off!

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