Posts Tagged ‘benevolent despotism’

Commentary: Choral Arts Society Director Norman Scribner to Retire…Two Years from Today

Norman Scribner has directed the Choral Arts Society of Washington since 1965, the same year Nicolae Ceauşescu, Ferdinand Marcos, and Suharto came to power. He outlasted all three, but even music directors tire of absolute rule eventually.  And so several weeks ago, the Washington classical institution announced his retirement effective Aug. 31…2012.  In the meantime, [...]