A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Small is challenging, but worth it

Two different articles about the challenges of small organizations. One, by Terry Teachout, says that smaller regional orchestras might be dinosaurs if they limit their programming to the tried and true. Another, by Michael Kaiser, says that adventurous programming is not just for large organizations. Both articles, of course, are agreeing with each other. It is somewhat amusing that Kaiser's example of a "small organization" is the Glimmerglass Opera, one of the nation's most important summer opera festivals.