On Thursday, the Honolulu Symphony announced it is accepting the
resignations of all its musicians. Symphony Executive Director Majken
Mechling directed HPR to a release by Symphony Society Chair, Kimberly
Miyazawa-Frank, who asserted the musicians had announced they are
assembling a new orchestra. Jonathan Parrish, musicians’ representative
Concerned citizens gathered last Sunday for an open forum facilitated by
former Symphony Associates President Lori Arizumi. Arizumi says there
was never an intention to undermine efforts by the Society. The Symphony
Society has reaffirmed its mission to provide live, professional
symphonic music to Hawai`i’s people. Parrish maintains continuing talks
and counter proposals would best meet that goal.
Meanwhile, four symphony bassoonists will offer a free concert this
Sunday evening at Studio 909. Check honolulusymphonymusicians.org
for tickets and information.
AIRED: Friday, July 16, 2010