Re: isn't this is a good thing? Re: VPO

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Posted by js on June 29, 2003 at 20:56:45:

In Reply to: isn't this is a good thing? Re: VPO posted by Barry Guerrero on June 29, 2003 at 20:19:53:

I see non-Caucasian groups celebrating their highly segregated cultural events and not being particularly invitive of members of other races or groups...

...' didn't recall receiving any invitations to any recent "Juneteeth" celebrations (nor an brass quintet gigs / dixieland jazz gigs to play at "Juneteenth" picnics), as an example...

The Vienna Philharmonic is more than just another great orchestra. It has its own Viennese style, Viennese instruments, and Viennese literature. It's fairly difficult to pull this off without quite a few life-long Viennese musicians (or at least very Viennese-savvy) in the mix. If a oriental person - obviously extremely well-versed in these specific practices and arts - can serve in that capacity and the Vienna Philharmonic is happy, all is well. However, I believe that the Vienna Philharmonic, as a cultural/artistic ensemble, has every right to hire whomever they chose for whatever reason.

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