Santa Monica Symphony Roiled by Conservative Guest Conductor

It was supposed to be a dazzling opportunity for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra — a volunteer ensemble of professional and semiprofessional musicians led by Guido Lamell — to play the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles for a fund-raiser. Mr. Lamell, music director of the orchestra, invited the conservative talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager as guest conductor for the event.

But that decision caused immediate outrage among some members of the symphony, and a number of them are refusing to play the fund-raiser, saying that allowing the orchestra to be conducted by Mr. Prager, who has suggested that same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and incest, among other contentious statements, would be tantamount to endorsing and normalizing bigotry. Some are even encouraging others not to attend the concert.

  • Brett_McS

    This is the end for Santa Monica!

    • DMB

      May Hollywood suffer this fate!

  • Bla Bla

    This is what happens when good people don’t push back against neo-marxism and it’s incestuous companion political correctness for the last 30 years. Now things are starting to accelerate and it will not be long until the neo-marxists are baying for blood – our blood. They lack the courage to do so, but eventually, they will become emboldened enough to demand it.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    What’s worse, “the bigotry” or the actions of the people fighting the bigotry? The actual racists, or the anti-racists like AntiFa?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s why I come here, buddy!

    • Alain

      Perhaps but I would prefer to just crush them.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Loves me some Prager.
    He’s awesome and I don’t say that because he could crush me like bug.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Well, you know my political opinions, and I have been known to “conduct” YouTube and my car radio (at red lights, so don’t get alarmed). Here is one of my favorites.

    • andycanuck

      Do you insist upon being called “Maestro”, Norman? :^)

  • Cat-astrophe

    Mr. Prager suggested that same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and incest, no it will not lead to it, as it already occurs, BUT it will help the moves in the future to legitimize and normalize it.
    Just knock another one of those silly old taboo’s down, that’s all.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Outlaw all music

    • Tooth&Claw

      The followers of Mo will get to that.