One of, if not the major pillar of the Fort Worth cultural landscape, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (VCIPC) could be at risk because of the labor dispute taking place between management and the FWSO. I have been following this from a distance, but the risk to the VCIPC now deserves more of our attention.
I have thought for a while that symphony orchestras might be shared between cities. Fort Worth has Baltimore City as a sister city; and Baltimore has a very well regarded symphony. Baltimore, like Fort Worth and like many cities, has many pressing needs. Why not Fort Worth and Baltimore share symphony orchestras (Fall/Winter in Fort Worth; Spring/Summer in Baltimore). Could a single symphony serving two or more cities be a viable and stabilizing than is a symphony supported by only one city?
The article is tagged for your information. Reading the comments, you will find that piracy is on the mind of at least one commentator.