As a 30-plus-year subscriber to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, my wife and I have made the trek from the weeds of Cobb County to the bright lights of Midtown Atlanta to hear a world class orchestra. As a result of the ASO’s cancelling the invitation to the choruses of Lassiter and Walton high schools due to their “lack of diversity,” I am cancelling my long-standing subscription and support of that orchestra.
As the Progressive movement continues to impose its version of society upon us, conservatives and independents still have, at the moment anyway, two options: the ballot box and the wallet. I have chosen the wallet to voice my objection to the ASO organization.
The ASO is currently facing a labor dispute with its musicians, a possible strike and insolvency. This misguided “diversity” issue cannot help its cause. The decision to exclude our local choruses from the Holiday concerts (dare I use the word “Christmas”) over “lack of diversity” should make the blood boil of everyone in Cobb County. I suggest that every ASO concertgoer who agrees vote with your wallet as well.
Dr. Richard Erickson