It's that time of year when conductors finalize programming for the upcoming season. It is an exciting time, but one that is tremendously consequential. The proper mixture of ingredients will appease many palates. Mistakes can result in concerts that lack inspiration or technical mastery. So what are conductors even thinking when programming?
Now you can chronicle in print when it is that I lose my mind and say, "I knew it when I read that post from such-and-such a date that he was crazy." In addition to that, here are a few other reasons you may want to follow along: