And speaking of GBSO … new partnership in the works?
Since the GBSO announced that this season would be its last, supporters of the century-old organization have been trying to prevent its demise. In a story that aired Thursday (Jan. 1) on Wisconsin Public Radio, reporter Patty Murray explores the latest effort toward that end — a possible partnership with another Wisconsin orchestra. Murray reports that an effort is under way to form an alliance with the Madison-based Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. What that might look like remains up in the air, and the Chamber Orchestra’s executive director told Murray the community will help decide what — if anything — may happen. “The community is going to tell us if it’s the Green Bay Symphony, if this works,” Mark Cantrell said. “But, rather than having two separate managements and the overhead that goes with that, we take advantage of the economies of scale and the Green Bay Symphony becomes another brand of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, if you would.” Full story.