08. January 2010 · Comments Off on Apology … · Categories: Links, News

Yet again, more on what I blogged about yesterday:

Dear musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic,

I would like to express my deepest apologies for having left the season so abruptly. I am sorry that I was not able to say goodbye in person to all of you. Due to personal circumstances, I felt it very necessary to return to Chicago in January. As some of you may have heard, I need to have shoulder surgery this February, and felt it best to have the surgery in Chicago, and remain there during my recovery.

I would like to address a recent article published by a newspaper critic in Chicago, in which I was grossly misquoted. I sincerely hope that none of you have read it, but if any of you have seen it, I beg you not to pay any attention to it. The Chicago reporters seem to like slanting every article to favor Chicago’s orchestra, even if it makes everyone else look bad. I never said or thought any negative things about the LA Phil, in fact I feel quite the opposite.

RTWT, along with an article about the situation.

Yet again, reasons to be extremely careful with what we say and do. The music world is small, and one never wants to burn bridges. Or at least rarely.

Of course if we are misquoted or misunderstood, there’s not a whole lot we can do.

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