The clash of cymbals || Fight over labor rights ignites orchestra rebellion
Court reinstates double-bass player who says he took on 'thuggish' management and got fired.
No one would have expected that the quiet double bass player who joined the Israeli Sinfonietta Beer Sheva three years ago as a star with a special contract would ignite a rebellion in the orchestra. But Ma'ayan Beider-Jacobssohn, 32, of Rehovot, very quickly became the leader of the musicians, most of them older Russians who earn a paltry salary. After he fought for their rights, the...
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