Going Baroque

Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that won’t stay in the black

"I'd love to see more one-on-one with our sponsors," she says. "It's about an attitude -- musicians wanting to work to help the society raise money, the society wanting to use us."

Her young voice, unaffected by the years of discord that haunt the Houston Symphony, seems to ring out as loud as Beethoven's Fifth. Now if only the Houston Symphony would stop to listen.

Wu worries that veteran musicians will leave Houston for more financially stable orchestras.
Daniel Kramer
Wu worries that veteran musicians will leave Houston for more financially stable orchestras.
Former symphony director Gideon Toeplitz says Houston gives less support to the arts than to other philanthropic endeavors.
Photo courtesy of Gideon Toeplitz
Former symphony director Gideon Toeplitz says Houston gives less support to the arts than to other philanthropic endeavors.

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