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Michael Hovnanian plays bass in an orchestra located in a large midwestern city.

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Monday, July 21, 2008

What's in a name?

I have a much uglier word for it, Sir: Misappropriation.
-Waylon Smithers

Here’s an interesting excerpt from our contract.

Section 25.18 CSO Name.

(a)

The designation “Chicago Symphony”, “Chicago Symphony Orchestra”, “Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra”, “CSO”, or any similar designation may not be used by any Member or Members unless in connection with an event under the auspices of the Association or any subcontractor of the Association or unless to identify a recognized ensemble existing as of September 17, 1979, which has been using such designation. Any unauthorized use will be resisted by the Association.

I wonder if anyone on our players’ committee has seen this:

2 comments:

Jeff said...

The players committee doesn't know that the CSO name is on such a crappy car?

Michael Hovnanian said...

To bastardize something our former music director once said:

They call the CSO the Rolls-Royce of orchestras. I say Buick is the CSO of automobiles.