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Posted by About effing time. | September 10, 2008 2:41 PM

What I love most about this post is the beaming, hopeful tone. Heh.

Posted by Carollani | September 10, 2008 2:43 PM

Take the goddamn French Horn section with ya on your way out, willya Jerry?

Posted by NapoelonXIV | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM

18 years too late.

Posted by scary tyler moore | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM

jesus, not until obama's re-election campaign?

Posted by max solomon | September 10, 2008 3:38 PM

On the one hand: yay!

On the other hand: 2011... that's three freaking years from now!!!

Posted by James | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM

Hard to celebrate what should have happened 10 years ago.

Posted by Polka Party | September 10, 2008 5:17 PM

Josh Roman for Music Director!!

Posted by kinaidos | September 10, 2008 5:27 PM

I quit three seasons ago after 62 years as a season ticket holder. Beethoven, Brahms and then Brahms and Beethoven followed by Beethoven and Brahms. Oh! Yes! There were a few others but no John Adams, no Lou Harrison, there was no ... Hell he couldn't spell their names so we didn't hear them.

Posted by CoeTug | September 10, 2008 7:49 PM


Posted by Will in Seattle | September 10, 2008 11:14 PM

Brendan - thanks for also reminding us about the unfortunate and ever-increasing depletion of dedicated critics in this town. I'm glad you're still out there grinding for theatre coverage.

Posted by hollabrendan | September 10, 2008 11:40 PM

Given the shakey financial and organizational situation at SRO, surely this is welcome news. But, as others have pointed out above, three years is still a LOOOOOOOONG time.

Still, Schwarz has effectively turned himself into a lame-duck, which hopefully means the musicians will gain some additional leverage, both over selection of content, as well as the selection of a new Head Conductor, which in turn will bring back many of the Symphony's defecting subscribers and donors back into the fold - they could sure use the financial shot-in-the-arm right about now.

Posted by COMTE | September 11, 2008 11:45 AM

Three years is enough time to come up with ways to punish Mr. Weller, Mr. Storey and any other of those who stray from the party line.

Mao tse Tung pulled a stunt similar to this when he invited criticism of the party solely to out "enemies" of "the people"

Call the cops on ME, will they?

Posted by Doug Palmer | September 11, 2008 5:28 PM

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