Norma Lebrecht

The Informer



Looks like Garth Drabinsky and the BlackCreek Summer Music Festival might be having cash flow problems 

According to author and cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc blog at Arts Journal, former Livent head (and convicted financial criminal) Garth Drabinsky’s management of the BlackCreek Summer Music Festival is being called into question after he allegedly stiffed the chorus that had been prepared to sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the summer music festival in Toronto. The chorus is threatening to strike if Drabinsky doesn’t pay up, but in the comments on Lebrecht’s blog, a Drabinsky defender points out that the chorus isn’t unionized and therefore can’t actually strike. The same commenter also states that the chorus has, in fact, been paid according to schedule. It’s an odd story—which, really, isn’t anything new when it comes to Drabinsky—and we’ll be keeping a close eye on the whole brouhaha. Read the entire story [Slipped Disc] »