Sunday, April 4, 2010

In limbo in Cleveland

Steven Smith, the new music director of the Richmond Symphony, arrives later this month with more expertise than he could possibly want in the financial tribulations that orchestras face in this recession. Smith is also music director of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, an award-winning contemporary music ensemble that is struggling to attract enough support to survive.

Donald Rosenberg sounds out Smith on the orchestra's prospects in The Plain Dealer: