A Lawsuit of Epic Nastiness to Ponder—and Learn From Jan. 12, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 3 IN THE NEWS 2 Musicians in a Legal Dispute Will Keep Their Instruments An anonymous donor has stepped forward with $200,000 to help members of the Audubon String Quartet avoid the loss of their instruments in a legal dispute with a member they had dismissed, people involved in the case said yesterday. —Daniel J. Wakin, The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2006 On Feb. 21, 2000, at a rehearsal of the world-renowned Audubon String Quartet, first violinist David Ehrlich was coldcocked. He was handed a letter
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Victory amidst a broken system and flawed process The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra said yesterday that it had closed a deal with Marin Alsop, announcing that she would take over as its music director in 2007 on a three-year contract. --Daniel J. Wakin, "Baltimore Hires Director Over Objections of Musicians," The New York Times, July 21, 2005 In 1989, Peggy and I were on a plane bound for the World Curling Championships in Milwaukee. The captain was a woman, and all the flight attendants were men. Some of the old members of our curling club who were on the same flight were not happy.