I received this email (along with the rest of the members in the Atlanta Federation of Musicians) from John Head about the Atlanta Ballet doing away with the orchestra. It makes me shutter personally to think about them using canned music:
August 1, 2006
To- All Local Members:
From- John Head
Re: Atlanta Ballet
I'm sure you have all read about the decision by the Atlanta Ballet
management to eliminate the orchestra from all future productions.
We are pursuing all courses of action to restore negotiations to get
this decision reversed.
It is occasions like this that our unity as an organization comes
into play. I encourage all of you to write or email the Ballet
management protesting this action. I also ask that you encourage
friends and family to also write letters. This effort on your part
can create an outpouring of public support for the orchestra, and
will go a long way toward convincing the Ballet management that this
action will ultimately be extremely detrimental to the future of
Emails should be sent to: JMcFall@atlantaballet.com
Letters should be mailed to:
Mr. John McFall, Director
1400 West Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Your cooperation with this project will be greatly appreciated.
John Head, President