May 5, 2021

Sharp Criticism Falls Flat

Increasing diverse programming? Bust Out’s here for it.

On April 21st, Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Vice President and general manager, Erik Ronmark, tweeted a photo of a letter from a disgruntled former patron. The unnamed individual criticized the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season and its efforts to showcase the work of Black classical musicians. With a smiling wink emoji, the photo was captioned, “you win some, you lose some.” Upon seeing this, Bust Out was summoned to action. A classically trained musician himself, Jeff Lin, Bust Out’s CEO, offered support and sponsorships for four new, "preferably under 40 and/or BIPOC" individuals as well.

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Jeff Lin Founder & CEO