Cara Kizer, horn

A culture of sexual harassment continues to thrive in the world of classical music, as has often been documented, for instance here in 2018.  A new article in Vulture, the culture section of New York Magazine, details a case that began in 2010, when the New York Philharmonic was performing in Vail CO.  One of the orchestra’s first female brass players accused two male musicians of drugging and raping her.  The charges led to the NYP dismissing the men, but then in 2020, after the men brought in the local musician’s union to negotiate on their behalf  and re-open the case with an arbitrator, the two were re-instated.  The article is here

And if you are on Facebook, our friend Katherine Needleman ( ) has been detailing the developments in this story.  And if you aren’t on Facebook, it’s worth joining just to follow Katherine!