U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-13-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
2,533 posts, read 2,398,548 times
Reputation: 4239

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyb01 View Post
Well, you may know that he became the "substitute" music director in Phila. after Christoph Eschenbach's contract was not renewed. He helped "bridge the gap" between Eschenbach and Nezet-Seguin and helped the orchestra overcome the regrettable bankruptcy period which ended in 2012. He didn't get enough credit for doing what he did, IMO.
I'm a fan of Dutoit's. I still remember some great concerts when he was principal guest conductor in Minneapolis. He does have a rather autocratic reputation, but I don't think he is any more to blame for what happened in Montreal than are the other parties involved. I agree that he did much to help The Philadelphia Orchestra through its darkest period.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-17-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
3,143 posts, read 3,649,637 times
Reputation: 2405
Cleveland once was home to a little known guy named John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in the world. We also were home to countless other millionaire robber barons of that era. Those people originally funded these institutions, and started Cleveland's long history of philanthropic contribution to arts and education.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2015, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
5,991 posts, read 7,969,323 times
Reputation: 4214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cleverfield View Post
Cleveland once was home to a little known guy named John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in the world. We also were home to countless other millionaire robber barons of that era. Those people originally funded these institutions, and started Cleveland's long history of philanthropic contribution to arts and education.
Are you having an argument with yourself again?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-17-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
3,143 posts, read 3,649,637 times
Reputation: 2405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Min-Chi-Cbus View Post
Are you having an argument with yourself again?
Not arguing with anybody. The OP asked why Cleveland had institutions of this stature when other similar sized cities don't. I simply answered his or her question.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Montreal
708 posts, read 774,000 times
Reputation: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cleverfield View Post
Cleveland once was home to a little known guy named John D. Rockefeller, the richest man in the world. We also were home to countless other millionaire robber barons of that era. Those people originally funded these institutions, and started Cleveland's long history of philanthropic contribution to arts and education.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cleverfield View Post
Not arguing with anybody. The OP asked why Cleveland had institutions of this stature when other similar sized cities don't. I simply answered his or her question.
And I guess that Rockefeller contributed even more than, say, Carnegie of Pittsburgh?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2015, 01:37 PM
 
8,308 posts, read 4,479,927 times
Reputation: 2750
Quote:
Originally Posted by yofie View Post
And I guess that Rockefeller contributed even more than, say, Carnegie of Pittsburgh?
Not just Carnegie but the Mellons and Henry Clay Frick. Although Frick eventually moved to NYC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top