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BSO missing a key cue in search for new leader

I fear that the Boston Symphony Orchestra is missing or choosing to ignore the most critical need facing the BSO as it searches for a new music director (“Keeping score,” Sunday, April 28) — namely, that the orchestra’s leader must be a full-time member of the community that the BSO serves and from which it draws its support.

The orchestra’s board, management, and artistic leadership appear to be out of touch with both the challenges facing classical music and the needs and opportunities found in a Greater Boston community that includes, among other assets, several of the country’s leading music schools, dozens of community music schools, and some of the world’s leading academic institutions.

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